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What can cause chronic facial pain?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
We SEE the same!!!
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Chronic maxillary sinusitis can cause facial pain.
Tooth problems can lead to chronic facial pain, clenching and grinding your teeth can lead to fatigue of the jaw muscles which can lead to chronic facial pain. Many facial pain issues are caused by overactive nerves or conditions like trigeminal neuralgia. The first thing to do is rule out dental related causes.

In brief: Many things

Chronic maxillary sinusitis can cause facial pain.
Tooth problems can lead to chronic facial pain, clenching and grinding your teeth can lead to fatigue of the jaw muscles which can lead to chronic facial pain. Many facial pain issues are caused by overactive nerves or conditions like trigeminal neuralgia. The first thing to do is rule out dental related causes.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things

Pain persisting longer than 6 months is considered chronic.
There are as many causes for chronic facial pain as there are diseases. The best plan is to see a TMJ-oro-facial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referral

In brief: Many things

Pain persisting longer than 6 months is considered chronic.
There are as many causes for chronic facial pain as there are diseases. The best plan is to see a TMJ-oro-facial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referral
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many reasons

Facial pain can be caused by a myriad of factors from posture to tmd to strenuous exercising to other pathology's.
A thorough evaluation is needed to have a definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Many reasons

Facial pain can be caused by a myriad of factors from posture to tmd to strenuous exercising to other pathology's.
A thorough evaluation is needed to have a definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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