Facial Pain

Pain originating in the face, or elsewhere, may be caused by an injury, an infection in a structure of the face, a nerve disorder, or it may occur for no known reason.

Some common causes of facial pain include:

  • Abscessed tooth (a condition in which a tooth is surrounded by inflammation and pus)
  • Sinus infection
  • Sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses)
  • Injury to the face
  • TMJ disorders (TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (described below)