Hello -- I believe I may have an abscessed tooth and wanted to make sure as best I could before seeing a dentist. I would go to the dentist immediately however I have no insurance and know treatment will be very expensive so I'd like to determine the severity of my problem and I'd also like to know if there are measures I can take to help this problem before spending thousands to get it fixed. The tooth is chipped and there is a 'hole'. I have jaw swelling but no pain from the tooth or the jaw. The tooth in question is the second pre-molar. Thank you for your time!