CAUSES – Facial pain may include injuries to the nerves or bones that coordinate many of a person’s face actions. Some of these injuries may include trauma to the face and upper maxillary bone (jaw bone) which can be caused by a car accident, physical violence, or sports injury. Such injuries may cause a loss of sensation in the face, difficulties with breathing, swelling, blurred or double vision, facial deformities, and difficulties eating and drinking. Sometimes facial pain is not trauma induced, but caused by a malfunctioning of the nerves that govern the face’s movement. Symptoms for facial pain in the head and neck region may include:
- Blurred or double vision
- Painful teeth
Some symptoms related to other body systems may include:
- Chest pain and congestion
- Nasal discharge
- Sore throat
TREATMENT – Treatment for most facial pains, you should consult your doctor or dentist if it is teeth related. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic or an antiviral medication. Corrective treatment could bring complete recovery.
PREVENTION – As with any ailment, find the root cause if possible and consult your doctor if the problem continues.