Facial pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Common causes for facial pain include:
• an oral infection
• an ulcer, or open sore
• an abscess, such as a collection of pus under the surface tissue in the mouth
• a skin abscess, which is a collection of pus under the skin
• a headache
• a facial injury
• a toothache
HOW IS FACIAL PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of facial pain depends on the symptoms and causes. The General physician conducts a thorough facial examination and evaluates your symptoms. If he or she suspects a nervous disorder, an MRI may be ordered for detecting the issue. In case of pain due to teeth or oral abscess, an X-ray may be ordered for.
HOW IS FACIAL PAIN TREATED?
Treatment of the same is determined on the basis of the cause of the problem. If it is around cheeks, then a dental surgery could be suggested or simple exercise chewing gum. In some cases, facial therapy and massage movements are suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the facial pain that you experience is sudden and radiates from your chest or left arm, it may indicate a medical emergency. This can be a sign of an impending heart attack and you need to seek immediate medical help.