That tooth had a root canal done when i was in my teens (now 34). The abscess
had been there for YEARS, as it would get a little pimple on the gum
and would go away... I didn't realize the danger in that. Anyway, the abscess used to grow "out" onto the gum, but apparantly this time was growing "up", as it was "very close to my sinuses" as told by the Oral Surgeon. So, the tooth was pulled and the infection was "cleaned out" and stitched.