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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Facial Pain (Overview)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, infections, or nerve problems.


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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

Yes: If you are continuing to have pain after having a root canal, go back to the dentist or endodontist that provided the treatment and have them check to diagnose the reason for your continued pain. You may still have infection present or have another issue developing. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
603 doctors shared insights

Facial Pain (Overview)

Facial pain is a clinical finding in which there is pain in the area of the face. This is often due to trauma, infections, or nerve problems.


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I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

I'm sorry i meant atypical facial pain, was told 3 yrs ago it had nothing to do with my impacted wisdom tooth @cyst my palate painful swollen cheek ?

Check it out: If you've had any type of facial pain on one side with swelling you should consult your dds for problems involving your wisdom tooth if one is present in the area or under the skin in the area. They can definitely cause facial pain and swelling especially if partially erupted or trying to cut through the skin. Check with your dds again, if they ignore it find one that will listen to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

What can I do to treat facial pain that travels behind the ear and everywhere else?

TMJ: Likely TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include jaw clicking, chewing pain, limited oral opening If this is you, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Can you get extreme facial pain from radiesse (dermal fillers) treatment?

Can you get extreme facial pain from radiesse (dermal fillers) treatment?

Call Your Doctor: Radiesse (dermal fillers) is a dermal filler (hydroxyapatite and cellulose) that is much denser than juvederm or restilyn. The material could potentially be pressing on a nerve or irritating the neurovascular bundle, depending on the area of injection and normal variations in anatomy. I agree with dr ruden that you should call your doctor and they should see you within a few days. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of stuffy nose, facial pain and vomit without any medication?

How do I get rid of stuffy nose, facial pain and vomit without any medication?

Depends: Sometimes the symptoms can self-resolve and other times medications may be necessary. Getting a thorough examination is important. ...Read more

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What can cause chronic facial pain?

What can cause  chronic facial pain?

Quite a few things..: Chronic facial pain may arise from a vast variety of issues-- a lowered connective tissue pain threshold ("myofascial pain", fibromyalgia), muscle spasm, musculoskeletal (tmj dysfunction), autoimmune disease (temporal arteritis), to neurological disorder (neuralgia, causalgia), dental or sinus infection, referred cardiac pain, or malignancy. A skilled doctor must ferret out the diagnostic clues. ...Read more

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How do I deal with chronic facial pain?

How do I deal with chronic facial pain?

Depends : It depends on type of pain you have. The best advice is to see a specialist ( neurologist or pain physician ). ...Read more

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What is aytipical facial pain and the symptoms please?

What is aytipical facial pain and the symptoms please?

Definition: Atypical Facial Pain (AFP, also termed atypical facial neuralgia,[1] chronic idiopathic facial pain,[2] or psychogenic facial pain),[3] is a type of chronic facial pain which does not fulfill any other diagnosis. Best explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atypical_facial_pain. See TMJ-orofacial pain doc for management. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Facial pain?

What is the definition or description of: Facial pain?

Definition: Pain that is located in the face. For best results, see an oral surgeon or TMD-orofacial pain doc. ...Read more

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What would cause facial pain and headaches?

What would cause facial pain and headaches?

Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

What could cause distorted vision and facial pain?

Many causes : One cause of your condition could be trigeminal neuralgia.Trigeminal neuralgia is an inflammation of the trigeminal nerve causing extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face. Attacks of intense, electric shock-like facial pain can occur without warning or be triggered by touching specific areas of the face. I would see someone to diagnose your problem. ...Read more

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How do I relieve facial pain from a possible sinus?

How do I relieve facial pain from a possible sinus?

ENT or Oral Surgeon: See ENT doc. If no diagnosis or dental problem. See oral surgeon. If TMJ, see TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Help with facial pain. What can cause it? Face looks ok.

Help with facial pain.  What can cause it?  Face looks ok.

Many Causes: There are many causes of facial pain. It's important to get a thorough examination to determine proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Possible: But would wonder whether source of both might involve temperomandibular joint, other dental issues, or even cervical spondylosis, with referred pain, but could also be separate issue such as trigeminal neuralgia. Might seek dental opinion, and if not conclusive, might seek neurology approach. ...Read more

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Facial pain after being punched sat night. Is there something serious I should have checked or is it normal?

Facial pain after being punched sat night. Is there something serious I should have checked or is it normal?

Need to be examined: It may be something as simple as a bruise. However, there may also be a fracture that needs to be addressed. Only a proper clinical and radiographic exam can tell. ...Read more

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Can having a root canal cause facial pain?

Yes: If you are continuing to have pain after having a root canal, go back to the dentist or endodontist that provided the treatment and have them check to diagnose the reason for your continued pain. You may still have infection present or have another issue developing. ...Read more

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What are causes of facial pain and/or tightness?

What are causes of facial pain and/or tightness?

Many causes: There are many causes of facial pain- trauma, infection, tmj/tmd, side effect from meds, etc. If it lasts for awhile, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my chronic earache and facial pain?

Evaluation Needed: The symptoms you have mentioned can from a myriad of pathology's so go to your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Severe facial pain on airplane while landing. What do I do?

Sinus pressure: The added air pressure which occurs as a plane descends causes "squeeze" on air spaces such as sinuses and middle ears. "equalizing" (eg: holding your nose and pressurizing, or popping, your ears) early and often during descent is the key. ...Read more

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How long does the facial pain last after having a root canal?

How long does the facial pain last after having a root canal?

Varies: If your symptoms are prolonged, then you need to go back to get evaluated to see what may be causing the symptoms. It can take root canal treated teeth to take months to heal properly. The key is to see how you feel and get evaluated. ...Read more

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