Pain Management: Facial Pain
Introduction to Trigeminal Nerualgia
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)
Reviewed on 2/12/2012
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