Hello, and thanks for asking your question on Just Answer.
Without the resources of x-rays and an exam, I cannot say with 100% conviction, but this is what I would do:
See the Dentist
whom you trust & like. After they take a few angles of teeth/chin (x-rays), coupled with a visual exam, they will likely be able to tell you with more specifically what the problem is. X-rays usually tell a story of their own. It well "could" be an abscess
beginning in a tooth. Which is very fixable, and that is perhaps the "most likely" cause to match the symptoms you are having.
But please do, when you can make a call tomorrow, call your Dental
office of choice & please have it looked at.
I much prefer to be more specific with you, but in your particular situation Ma'am, I'd get the x-rays & exam & from there, you'll be best served to get a "better" diagnosis...
Please let me know if you have any additional concerns or questions - OK?