- Apr 23, 2015
So I've had an infected tooth for about a year. I had a toothache in June 2018 and then developed a small abscess that has just been hangin' out over since. There's no pain (I'm pretty sure the tooth is dead) or anything and to be honest I almost forgot about it until a few days ago. I was having some pain and pressure near the tooth for a few days, and when i woke up today the abscess was larger. Not huge.. maybe like the size of a pea. It was pretty uncomfortable and felt like it was going to burst. And it did, just a few minutes ago. Now I'm really scared because I know that I need to see a dentist but I'm completely terrified. I can't even afford to see a dentist right now! I'm so scared the infection will spread. I've been having this weird pressure in my face (right under my eye) for about a month and it only just occurred to be that it might be related to the infection. I'm so scared. I'm also scared of taking antibiotics (i have emetophobia and I know antibiotics can upset your stomach). I don't know what to do, please help!