So, my stupid mouth apparently decided "hey, know what would be fun? An abscess!" So, I should probably have a dentist look at it. The way this should work is: 1) find emergency dentist, 2) make appointment, 3) go to appointment, 4) mouth fixed. Instead, I went to my insurance provider's website and started calling dentists. I called three of them, and they told me the same thing: the earliest we can see you is early October. So, I googled emergency dentists, and called two of them. Both of them told me the same thing: they don't accept my insurance, and one suggested going to an emergency room because she was apparently offended that I thought they might accept my crappy poor people insurance. (Insurance stuff aside, why don't emergency rooms at least have a dentist on call? That seems like something that would make sense.) So, I went back to my insurance provider's website. Instead of calling places, I looked at their websites looking for one that specifically mentioned emergency dental care. After about ten tries I found one. So, I called them and set up an appointment, for Thursday morning. This was actually far easier than I expected it to be. I thought I'd be on the phone and computer all day trying to find a place that could get me in quick and take my insurance. The places that don't take my insurance could see me today, but I'd have to pay them. While they don't take poor people insurance, they do offer poor people financing! However, I decided to just wait until Thursday. There was very little pain and, after accidentally purposefully lancing it, no pain at all. (Although, now the gums on the other side of my mouth are inflamed, and kind of hurt, but I regret nothing!) But, you know, I still have an infection in my face, and that's generally not good. Anyway, if I suddenly stop posting it's probably not a big deal, just that the infection spread and I died from meningitis before getting to the dentist. Also, from the time I determined I had an abscess instead of just normal mouth soreness, to the time I made an appointment, only a day had passed. I didn't wait until I'm dying like I did two years ago when I had a severe asthma attack and waited five days before doing anything about it. I think I've grown as a person.