What Causes Facial Pain?
Facial pain can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose facial pain, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "facial pain" as a symptom. Here are two possibilities:
- Jaw Osteonecrosis
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of facial pain:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you sometimes experience pain on one or both sides of your face? It might be continuous pain, moderate shooting pain, or intense stabbing pain.
→ Don't know
→ Yes, it tends to be a constant pain
→ Moderate shooting pain
→ Sudden, severe stabbing pain
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of facial pain, constant facial pain, facial shooting pain or severe facial stabbing pain, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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