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Hi there.Thank you for your question.I am Dr. SH and will be helping you out with your concerns today.
There are a few possible causes that need to be considered and explored.
First of all I would recommend that you should have your teeth and gums examined to make sure they are all normal because at times an infection in a tooth or gums can lead to such kind of pain.
Secondly, there is a condition that causes nerve pain called as glossopharyngeal neuralgia. This condition can cause the kind of pain that you are having. If teeth problems or infections are ruled out then I would recommend that this condition be considered and ruled out and for that you may need to consult a neurologist particularly if the pain is severe and persistent and also shooting at times like you mention.
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