I came down with a terrible tooth pain. It started from my front teeth then it had spread to the left
side of my mouth particularly in my top teeth. The pain was unbearable, my partner had to rush me to the emergency room. They gave me antibiotics and pain killers.
Two days after I have started the antibiotics, I've got an abscess above my upper first molar on the left side. I also had a slight fever and my face and neck were swollen. The doctor told me that the antibiotics will take care of this, I just have to take it religiously until I finish the prescribed course.
After more than a week, I no longer feel any pain in my tooth but the abscess is still there. I also noticed that my tooth is slightly loose. I went to the dentist who took some x-rays but he could not see any signs of infection. However, he still wanted me to have a done. He said the abscess indicates that I still have an infection.
Should I have the canal done or not? Can you possibly have an infection that doesn't show up in x-ray? The tooth is no longer painful, the is not bothering me anymore. What are your thoughts on this? Please help me to decide! Thanks a lot!