Facial Pain

Face pain can affect any area of the face, but the mouth and eyes are particularly susceptible. Face pain can result from a serious medical condition, however it is often brought on by an accident or headache.

most benign factors that cause face pain. But if your facial pain seems to have no known cause, call a doctor for a diagnosis.

There are several conditions that can cause facial pain, and it can occasionally be quite difficult to identify the underlying cause. As a result, patients frequently consult with a variety of medical specialists, such as dentists, pain specialists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists. This can be time-consuming and challenging.

Why does my face hurt?

Similar to situations of head and neck discomfort, the first step in adequately recognising the problem is to give the patient a set of surveys to complete.

A dentist from the Pain Centre will then conduct a thorough examination of the patient. The next step is to conduct a number of diagnostic tests, such as imaging examinations, laboratory analysis, psychological evaluations, nerve blocks, and other techniques that can provide significant cues regarding the condition’s aetiology.

When a more serious facial discomfort or an infectious illness of the upper respiratory tract is the underlying cause of sinusitis, doctors frequently prescribe sinusitis medication.

Facial pain on the left side

Sinus infections usually cause facial pain on left side and can also cause headaches from the sinuses. Dental problems, facial cellulitis, or damage from an injury are other contributing causes.

Continue reading for more information on the causes and available treatments.

What options are there for treating face pain?

Along with the rash, virus-like shingles can also result in face pain. In other cases, the soreness disappears on its own after a few days or weeks. Sometimes nerve discomfort may persist for a while.

Two antiviral prescription drugs, acyclovir and valacyclovir, may reduce the length of the breakouts, although the doctor may suggest additional drugs to lessen any lingering nerve irritation.

If a viral infection is the reason for your facial discomfort, your doctor will prescribe the appropriate antibiotic medication to treat the symptoms. Viral causes cannot be treated by medication; in this instance, your doctor will likely advise supportive therapies.

There are surgical techniques that can disrupt nerve fibers in the face to relieve pain, especially for the neural causes of facial discomfort. With the help of your doctor, decide if this decision is the best possible one for you.

If a dental problem is to blame for the pain in your face, a dentist can treat it by prescribing you antibiotics, removing your tooth, or performing a root canal.

OTC painkillers are used to treat headaches and facial pain associated with cluster headaches.

 

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