2 or 3 year ago I broke one of my front teeth in half, I got a filling to cover the end pretty quickly, then eventually I got a veneer for the tooth. Ive had it for about 1.5 - 2 years now with no problems but then a few weeks ago started to become sensitive, it wasn't too bad so I didn't think much of it at first, but the sensitivity progressively became worse and worse especially to hot drinks or breathing warm air. It got so bad one day it was nearly incapacitating. since that day though the pain has gone away for the most part. if i tap on my tooth it still hurts a little bit, but nothing too serious. not however my upper lip and face has begun to swell up and become quite sensitive to touch.
after doing some research online I think that I have abscess in my front tooth, but I'm starting to get worried at the fact that my tooth is no longer in pain. Could that mean my tooth is already dead?
Also the swelling is getting a little worse every day, I'm not sure how serious all of this is. I have a dentist appointment but it is still a week away, should I start seeking out a different dentist to get in sooner or just wait patiently?