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Facial Pain Treatmentin Phoenix, AZ

Symptoms of Facial Pain

  • 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
  • Swollen face
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • A painful or loose tooth

Treatment Options for Facial Pain

1.Prevention

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.

2.Medication

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.

Types of 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

Causes of Facial Pain

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Abscess
  • Damaged TMJ joint
  • Dental issues: toothache, oral infections
  • Headaches: migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches
  • Injuries: accidents, falls, blunt force trauma to the face
  • Herpes (HSV-1): can cause painful cold sores
  • Nasal issues: deviated septum, sinusitis
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.