Tooth Abscess on Wiki I've got one right now, and it hurts like hell. It started to develop yesterday, and overnight my cheek has swollen to the degree it looks like I am puffing out the left side of my mouth, only the swelling is bigger and covers more of my face. I can see my cheek when I look down. I had one 2 years ago also, also in April, and it went away after a few days with the help of antibiotics. Still, they are very unpleasant to have, and can lead to worse conditions. The pain is similar to a toothache, but worse, and all over the lower left side of my face. I don't want to see anybody, but I will have to walk through town to the doctor's office tomorrow, or dentist's, to get it checked out. Being seen in public with a swollen face, even if by strangers, won't be fun. I'm tired and feel like shit, and wish that it would go away already. I'll have to put up with this for a few more days, and will probably miss a days work because of it. I'm sick to death of mouth problems, I've had them for years. Sorry for all the self-pity, I need to express what's going on for me at the moment. So have you had one? How long did it last? Can I do anything to make it better?