Re: New to all this/ still waiting to see a specialist.
I certainly know how you feel because I've been there. The roof of my mouth used to hurt early in the process; it stopped in a week or two and I started seeing dental arches and facial assymetry after that. I think the pain was from the soft palate muscles trying to adjust to unusual changes.
It is important to identify the cause; it was a faulty dental bridge in my case, but in yours perhaps wisdom teeth removal? I have read it can trigger TMJ. In any case, it is only a few days until you see a specialist. Please let us know.