Swollen nasal passages and the build-up of mucus cause congestion. Swollen and inflamed tissues can also cause pressure on nerve endings around your sinuses and facial area. This leads to dull or throbbing pain and aches around the face, mostly above the eyes, below the eyes and in the back of the head.
Inflammation and swelling cause your sinuses to ache with a dull pressure. You may feel pain in your forehead, on either side of your nose, in your upper jaws and teeth, or between your eyes. This may lead to a headache and severe facial pain.
If you suffer from sinus pressure and facial pain, you know that this condition can seriously impact your quality of life, causing a range of symptoms from sinus headaches, pressure, pain to fatigue, depression, and halitosis (bad breath).
It’s a condition that should be addressed by a board certified ENT Specialist.
Facial Pain is a common symptom of sinusitis. You have several different sinuses above and below your eyes as well as behind your nose. Any of these can hurt when you have a sinus infection.
- Frontal – Causes forehead pain, headaches
- Ethmoid – Causes pain between the eyes, across the nose
- Maxillary – Causes pain in the cheeks, upper jaw/teeth
- Sphenoid – Causes pain behind the eyes, on the top of the scalp, along the back of the head
Columbia Surgical Specialists have board-certified ENT Specialists that are recognized leaders in the field and have trained with the leading experts. Our providers realize the special need among patients who suffer from these symptoms.
These patients were uniformly looking for a physician who focused on the comprehensive management of their problems and offered both medical and surgical options to treat their condition.