What Causes Nerve Pain on the Right Side of the Face?

One cause of nerve pain on the right side of the face is trigeminal neuralgia, an extremely painful medical disorder, according to WebMD. Generally, people experience stabbing pain on one side, around the scalp, eyes, nose, cheek and lips, but some people have pain at different times on both sides. Symptoms can recur for days or months then disappear for months or years. The condition is rare in people younger than 50, and women experience it more than men.