Health Tip: What May Cause Facial Pain

Problems can range from your teeth to a headache

(HealthDay News) -- When your face throbs or you feel a dull ache, there are a number of possible causes to consider.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these possibilities:

  • Abscessed tooth.
  • Migraine or a cluster headache.
  • Facial injury.
  • Shingles or cold sore infections, both of which are types of herpes viruses.
  • Conditions such as sinusitis, sinus infection or myofascial pain syndrome.
  • The nerve disorder tic douloureux.
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Diana Kohnle

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