From a specific area of the face
Facial pain is normal and usually the issue of headaches and injuries. Still, other causes of facial pain include nerve conditions, jaw, and dental problems, and infections.
Facial pain can arise from a particular area of the face, or it may spread from another part of the head.
Doctors often describe facial pain into one of many types, including:
- Dental pain, which relates to problems with the teeth and gums
- nerve pain, or neuralgia, which links to diseases that alter the facial nerves
- temporomandibular pain, which links to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the tissues of the jaw
- vascular pain, which occurs due to problems with blood vessels and blood flow
In this article, we explore some general causes of facial pain. We also discuss when to see a doctor, diagnosis, and self-care.
People who experience recurring headaches should consider seeing a doctor. Treatment varies depending on the type of headache but can include making suitable lifestyle changes and taking certain medications to prevent painful episodes and reduce symptoms.