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I woke up 2 days ago with a slight pain on my gum/jaw, directly behind my lower-left wisdom tooth. I also had a sore throat, and it's happening today too. The pain seems to be directly on the flesh where my jaw "hinges" when I poke at it. None of my actual teeth hurt as far as I can tell, but it's hard to be 100% sure in a small area like that.
At the moment it's more of a discomfort than real pain, but I am worried that it might be the start of something worse. Some ibuprofen and mouthwash seem to be keeping things at bay for the moment. It starts off most painful in the morning, then subsides during the day, coming back again before I go to bed.
Has anyone had anything similar to this? I am hoping it's just going to go away on it's own because, as I said, it's not unbearable pain or anything right now. My wisdom teeth are all fully errupted (I'm 36), and they haven't caused me issues before (I had some back teeth removed when I was much younger as a pre-emptive measure to make space for my incoming wisdom teeth).
Thanks very much for any help!
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