Hi, so sorry that you are in such pain. My husband has had quite a few bad tooth aches and has had various root canals when they have occurred and I remember how much pain he was in.
I don’t know when you have your appointment, but until then you might consider trying to oil pull with the unrefined extra virgin coconut oil to pull out some of the infection and help clean your mouth. Also, put a few drops of oil of oregano on a Q-tip and apply to the area to see if it gives you some relief. These are a few natural treatments for oral health, pain and infection that you can try among some others. There are plenty more natural treatments, but I can’t remember them all right now. Just google or search under natural pain supplements for some more information and oil pulling.
I know that it is a dilema when you have pain and infections whether to take anti-biotics or not. That’s a personal choice to take the chance or not. You might want to really increase your probiotics, and keep up or maybe increase some of your supplements if you take antibiotics. I take a theraputic level of vitamins and minerals, but that also is a matter of debate and personal choice as well.
I’m sure able and raster will have some other ideas as well.
All the best,