I made a mistake and went on antibiotics again because I thought I had a gum abscess/infected wisdom tooth. Fast forward - the pain subsided before I even started the antibiotics and the pain came back while I am on antibiotics. Clearly, it's TMS. Especially since TMS shows in my mouth as trigeminal neuralgia. And I had this issue back in August, treated it as TMS and it went away. Of course, I did not have a fever and the doctor could not confirm an infection - at least not a bad one. There is a difference between having a mild inflammation around the wisdom tooth that would go away on its own and a dangerous abscess. But, since I was in pain, doctors give you antibiotics. I gave into the fear of the articles I found online about dental infections. And how dangerous they can be. Every visit to the physician about symptom imperative costs a lot of money. When should one realize that the situation is serious and not treat the symptom as a TMS/symptom imperative? And vice versa? Of course, in case of injuries it is pretty obvious. But what about TMS that resembles viral/bacterial infections? I do not want to make this mistake again and again, especially because of the antibiotics resistance.