I'm kind of freaking out here. A few weeks ago, I had strep throat, with pain in my jaw, face, and ear. I also had a swollen lymph node on one side of my neck. I took amoxicillin for 10 days and the strep throat went away but the ear and jaw pain didn't go away. So I saw my dentist and it turns out that a tooth that had a root canal a long time ago had recently developed an infection at one of the root tips. I made an appointment with an endodontist to retreat the tooth, but the soonest available appointment was 18 days away. That was 8 days ago (May 30). I'm not in a lot of pain because the tooth has no nerve, but I'm worried that the infection will spread. The dentist prescribed some more amoxicillin for me, which i just started taking yesterday. Everything I read online says that this type of thing is an emergency and should be treated right away or the infection could spread and cause sepsis.\n\nAm I being a hypochondriac? Should I wait until the 18 to get the tooth treated or just find someone to pull it out right away? I wasn't able to find any other endodontists to treat the tooth before the 18th. I'm really tempted to grab a pair of pliers and pull it out myself.