Facial pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Most causes of facial pain are harmless. However, if you have facial pain that seems to come without any known cause, call your doctor for an evaluation. Facial pain can be due to anything from an infection to nerve damage in the face.
Possible causes of facial pain
Facial Pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia | Cincinnati, OH Mayfield Brain & Spine
Articles in the December issue discuss various health issues affecting school-aged children, including acne, eczema and growth disorders. Volume 44, No. Facial pain is one of the most common neurological complaints together with headache, and back and abdominal pain. In most cases, the aetiology can be ascertained from a detailed history and examination. However, the source of pain may be obscure as oral and facial structures frequently have multiple innervations, and referred pain to the ear is common.
Why Does My Face Hurt?
The diagnosis and management of facial pain below the eye can be very different dependant on whether the patient visits a dentist or medical practitioner. A structure for accurate diagnosis is proposed beginning with a very careful history. The commonest acute causes of pain are dental and these are well managed by dentists. Chronic facial pain can be unilateral or bilateral and continuous or episodic. The commonest non-dental pains are temporomandibular disorders TMDs , especially musculoskeletal involving the muscles of mastication either unilaterally or bilaterally; they may be associated with other chronic pains.
The patient presenting with facial pain can be a heartsink. Fear not — Bhaskar Ram and Sangeeta Maini are here with a succinct overview of the common non-sinogenic causes of facial pain and headache , and how to manage them. Facial pain is a common complaint in the ENT outpatient setting. Facial pain can be the presenting, and sometimes the only, complaint of many disorders that originate from head and neck structures.