Now, the last time this happened was New Year's Day 2000. I eventually found an emergency dentist and negotiated with him: I wouldn't make him come into the office and he would call in a prescription for antibiotics for me. And antibiotics were seeming like a better and better idea.
Rather than call an emergency dentist, I called Dr. Bob. And he has called my local pharmacy and ordered a course of amoxycillin.
Thank you, Dr. Bob!