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Abscess and swollen cheek

I have an abscess in a broken tooth on the upper right side, 2nd tooth from the back.  I feel a lump on the upper portion of the gum line, near where the jaw connects.  My cheek is swollen and I have a bitter taste in my mouth.  I am afraid that it has spread into my cheek cavity.  How serious is this? What is the worst thing that can happen if I am unable to go to a dentist? I don't have any insurance.  Should I go to the emergency room?
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It sounds like an abcess, and the bad taste is the infection draining.  Go to the dentist, he can help you with this.
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Thank you for the advice.  I am hopefully going to go to a clinic tomorrow morning.  The pain has gotten bad since this afternoon.
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