I've had a really bad toothache two days ago and it made my face swell a bit. I went to the dentist today and I was told my tooth was abscessed and it has to be removed. He put me on a 7-day course of antibiotics and will extract the tooth on my next appointment. What I want to know is, is it absolutely necessary to have a tooth removed if there is an abscess? I don't really want to lose this tooth (second premolar). Please let me know if I have any other options.
Thank you very much!