I am wondering if I have vertical food impaction. I have had extreme pain under my tooth implant for 12 days, it felt numb with pain. I saw 2 different dentist and they took x-rays and said everything looked fine. One told me that they are sorry I am in pain but don't know what is wrong. Now, the pain has subsided with only little pain above the tooth implant and I have what appears to be a sore on gum above adjacent teeth. The dentist said it looks irritated, but it is not an abcess. I thought it was infected, because it hurt so bad. I have had the implant for about 4yrs now. The only other time it hurt me was when I was pregnant and I believe I had a sinus infection for the 1st time--half my face hurt, the bones. Could this pain be from another sinus infection? I did lose my voice the day before I noticed the pain, but I also ate popcorn the day of the pain. What should I do? Should I see a specialist? I don't have insurance and can't afford to keep seeing different dentist only to tell me everything is fine. Something is wrong and I don't want to ignore it and have it get worse.