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)