Facial Pain

What is Facial Pain?

Facial pain can be a dull or stabbing pain in the face or specific regions of the face on one or both sides. This pain can be the result of injury, infection, recent surgical procedure, abscess tooth, nerve disorders, joint disorders in the jawbone, deviated septum, or it may be persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) which has no specific cause. Facial pain can be troublesome for the person living with a constant ache and cause disruption in their daily activities.


  • Dull ache
  • Stabbing pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Acute sharp pain on one side of the face

Pain Regions

  • Facial pain
  • Head and Neck pain
  • Forehead pain
  • Eye pain
  • Nose pain
  • Lip pain
  • Jaw pain
Facial Pain

Conditions Related to Facial Pain

Acoustic Neuroma are rare benign tumors in the inner ear that can cause hearing loss, vertigo, and ringing in the ears.

Cluster Headaches are rare, cyclical, and very painful headaches that can cause sudden, intense pain at any time.

Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania are short, sudden, and severe headaches that mimic cluster headaches.

Facial Migraine are sudden severe pain on either or both sides of the head that causes nausea, vision difficulties, and intense throbbing pain.

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the joints and muscles with chronic, widespread pain.

Glaucoma is increased pressure in the optic nerve that can cause vision loss.

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) are painful blisters on the skin caused by the varicella-zoster virus also known as the chickenpox.

Migraines are the sudden, severe headaches that can visual disturbances, dizziness, and stomach issues.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that damages the myelin sheath in the central nervous system.

Mumps a result of the mumps virus causing headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, and lethargy.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is muscle sensitivity that causes chronic pain.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is the inflammation of the muscles that causes pain and stiffness, typically in the shoulders.

Salivary Gland Infection is a viral or bacterial infection in the parotid, submandibular, or sublingual glands of the mouth.

Secondary Cancer Symptoms are symptoms of pain as a result of cancer.

Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) is a bacterial or viral infection that can cause blockage in the sinuses resulting in severe pain.

Superior Laryngeal Neuralgia is a rare disorder in the throat, submandibular, and ear area that can cause severe pain.

Temporal Arteritis is inflammation, tenderness, and swelling of the temporal artery causing a throbbing headache and tender scalp.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TJD) is a condition in the jaw muscles and joints that causes severe pain, swelling, and lock jaw.

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) is caused by the trigeminal nerve that sends signals from your face to your brain that causes jolts of pain and sensitivity.

Facial Pain Treatments

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