I am scheduled for a root canal on my abscessed tooth next week. The dentist said, the tooth was infected and I need to finish my antibiotics before he performs the treatment. I noticed that the becomes bigger as days pass by and the pain is getting worse. Does infection swell up while it is being cleared? Can I request for a canal now even if the infection is not cleared up yet? I can't seem to bear the pain anymore.
Thank you for your response!