Facial Pain

What is Facial Pain?

Simply put, facial pain is a condition that causes a persistent, aching pain in the face. While many people assume it is the same as trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain is entirely different.

Typically, this neurological condition is characterized by persistent, localized pain in the face. It is often sharp, aching, or burning and typically brought on by some type of infection or trauma.

Causes of Facial Pain

Facial pain is typically brought on by some other trauma or injury. A common cause of facial pain include:

  • Dental infections
  • Facial trauma
  • Sinus infections
  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Nerve trauma
  • Vagus nerve tumors
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Symptoms of Facial Pain

Symptoms of facial pain are typically quite obvious and typically include a dull, aching, or sharp pain that typically occurs on both sides of the face. The most obvious sign that you are dealing with actual facial pain is that the pain is consistent. There are typically no periods of remission.

Treating Facial Pain

Typically, the first step in treating facial pain is a neurological evaluation to help rule out other conditions. Additionally, scans and testing may be needed to get to the root of the facial pain problem. From there, different pain management techniques ranging from nerve blocks to medications may help finally get facial pain under control.

We are Accepting New Patients

Our pain management doctors are accepting new patients for facial pain treatment. To schedule an appointment, please call our Carrollton clinic at (972) 316-7270 or our Denton clinic at (940) 222-8943