Hoping you can help me. I have an infection of my tooth and am currently waiting to call my dentists office to get an emergency visit. I had an appointment for this coming Monday but need to go NOW. Last night I noticed a little bit of my cheek looked swollen, this morning it is very swollen, almost up to my eye. My tooth has been giving me problems but very recently I noticed a lump at the top of my gum, so that's why I have the appointment. I'm very scared right now as my dentist doesnt open for 2 hours......I called a registered nurse and she said it does not sound life threatening and I should see my dentist right away, I'm just very worried. If someone reads this in the next hour or so I would appreciate some advice please.