Facial pain can result from a variety of causes such as injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions. It can be felt in any section of the face, including the eyes and mouth, and range in intensity. While most facial pain is benign, it can also be the result of a more severe condition that may require medical attention. Our goal is to identify the root cause of your pain and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and help you regain control of your life.
Causes of Face Pain
The type of facial pain you experience may vary significantly depending on its cause. Commonly reported symptoms include stabbing and tingling sensations, muscle stiffness, and throbbing pain on one side of the face or mouth. Pain levels can range from mild to severe, and they can be temporary or chronic. Some of the most common illnesses and conditions that lead to facial pain include:
Migraines & Headaches:
Headaches are pains that cause pressure and throbbing sensations traditionally around the forehead, temples, and back of the neck. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and, in most cases, are felt on both sides of the head. On the other hand, migraines are intense, throbbing headaches commonly felt around the forehead, one side of the head, and around the eyes.
Oral Health Issues:
Oral health issues such as infections, ulcers, toothaches, and abscesses are also some of the common culprits of facial pain. These conditions can be harrowing and should be treated as soon as possible as they tend to worsen over time. We recommend reaching out to your dentist if you have any oral symptoms.
Traumatic injuries to the face are those which occur to the mouth, jaw, and face areas. They can range from minor abrasions to deep cuts, burns, and fractures. Facial trauma should be treated as soon as possible in order to reduce discomfort and ensure proper recovery and healing.
The trigeminal nerve, located at the base of the brain, can become compressed due to a tumor or blood vessel. This compression causes the nerve to emit excruciating pain signals to the brain that are often described as shock-like. This type of facial pain can be chronic and is treated with medication or surgery.
Diagnosing Facial Pain
To accurately identify and diagnose the source of your facial pain, our physicians will gather all of your symptoms and conduct a series of examinations during your visit. The first step is to perform a thorough physical exam and carefully evaluate your medical and family history. In addition, your doctor may suggest getting blood work, x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to best single out your condition.
Face Pain Treatment & Relief
Our goal is to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that meets all of your needs. We offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to help you manage your facial pain and increase your quality of life. Our team of physicians and specialists possesses decades of extensive experience in a wide range of conditions and is uniquely qualified to treat them. If you or anyone you know is currently suffering from these symptoms, we highly encourage you to contact our team today.