I had my apt Monday. The dentist said it was infected indeed, and prescribed me some antibiotics.
She also told me to rinse my mouth with listerine every little while, and where the flap of gum is down over the tooth, food can get dislodged and stuck in there, therefore its important to keep it clean. She suggested buying a syringe and squirting the listerine in to wash out anything that shouldnt be there.
Since monday my tooth pain is gone and the antibiotics are greatly helping the swelling! I can actually eat now! Its nice.
She told me I needed to have a consultation with an oral surgeon with regards to getting it removed, and that may take months to even get an apt.
As of now, the antibiotics are helping along with the advil, and the listerine is great.
If it stays like this and doesnt bother me I might save myself a few hundred dollars and keep the tooth.