Quoting IDGAF ❤:" Ouch that sounds painful. Idk but I have a molar in the back that needs a new filling because it ... [snip!] ... chew it hurts like between my tooth & I floss between it so I know nothing is lodged between it, idk what is going on tbh."
Infections are nothign to fool around with. They can enter the blood stream and kill you. Do you have health insurance? If so you can get antibiotics from your Dr if that's what it is. They can't fix the tooth but they can fix the infection. It's a short term solution, but it's better then ignoring the infection.
I totally understand though. Friday I'm having 5 teeth extracted to start work on all the tooth problems, including the one where that abscess is that I mentioned.