(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.