- Jan 27, 2013
I am new to this site and I have a very important question. I have a tooth that is decayed well beyond my gums. There is even a little hole up in the gums and not much tooth at all left (only the roots). I know it should have been removed very long ago before this happened but its too late for that. I have an appointment in one week which is to evaluate which teeth I need removed, then I will have surgery to remove them in about another week. I have three wisdom teeth that will be extracted on that day, and two other teeth that have severe cavities. My question is about the tooth that is up in my gums. I am so terrified that the infection will spread before my appointment and will kill me. Or that the infection has already spread through my mouth and close to my brain. I'm sorry if tht sounds crazy but I am honestly terrified for my life. There is little pain with the tooth, the gums around it are sore and I sometimes does hurt but isn't bad. I have had an infected tooth in the past and pain with that was unbearable and I knew I was in danger. With this one there is very little pain, no swelling either. Do you guys think I am okay to wait 4 more days until my appointment or should I rush to the et? Thanks in advance for any answers.