I immediately assumed it was my wisdom
teeth (three of them are through the gum
, one is not). The pain moved from my teeth to the side of my face, the base of my tongue, and down my throat.
I started taking over-the-counter pain reliever and using numbing gel, and this helps, but the pain persisted. I finally called my dentist to ask what he thought, and he said it sounded like a piece of food was stuck under the gum where my wisdom teeth are coming through, and was causing discomfort.