Facial pain is incredibly common, can have many causes, and often doesn’t require medical attention. If facial pain suddenly occurs without any reason or occurs following an injury, seek medical attention. The most common cause of facial pain is temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs).
Migraines and tension headaches can be prevented to a certain extent by reducing stress, getting enough sleep, drinking water, reducing your caffeine intake, and limiting your screen time.
Over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen, can help relieve the pain, and prescription medication can help reduce the symptoms of illnesses.
3. Hold or cold therapy
Ice helps reduce inflammation, and heat can help relax tense muscles.
TMJ disorders: stiffness in jaw muscles, jaw pain radiating to face, head, neck, decreased jaw mobility
Constant aching or burning sensation on the face
Severe stabbing or throbbing pain on the face
Unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth
Red, swollen, tender gums
A painful or loose tooth
If your face pain worsens or doesn’t improve with treatment, seek medication attention. A medical professional will conduct a physical examination of your face and ask about your symptoms and medical history. They may also order imaging tests such as a CT scan, MRI scan, or X-ray to help determine the cause of your facial pain.
Dental Pain: pain related to problems with your teeth and gums
Neuralgia: conditions affecting the facial nerves
Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain: pain related to the TMJ joint and jaw muscles
Vascular pain: pain related to issues with your blood vessels and blood flow