The overlapping characteristics of facial pain can make it difficult to pinpoint the cause. This article, with a handy at-a-glance table, can help. A Good-quality patient-oriented evidence B Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence C Consensus, usual practice, opinion, disease-oriented evidence, case series. Specifically, extraoral facial pain can be the result of temporomandibular disorders, neuropathic disorders, vascular disorders, or atypical causes, whereas facial pain stemming from inside the mouth can have a dental or nondental cause FIGURE. Overlapping characteristics can make it difficult to distinguish these disorders.
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Possible causes of facial pain
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Back to Health A to Z. Trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, severe facial pain. It usually happens in short, unpredictable attacks that can last from a few seconds to about 2 minutes. The attacks stop as suddenly as they start.