The tooth began to fall out, piece by piece, and was painful at times, but I ignored it. Now, after it happened to another tooth
almost directly across my bottom jaw, the first tooth
has begun to hurt to the point that I can not eat on that side. Today, I noticed a small swollen lump directly under the first rotten tooth. I haven't had dental insurance, and just applied when the pain began. It hurts badly, but hasn't pussed or anything like that.