i've got an absolute bastard of a toothache. i went to the dentist earlier, i now know that i need a root canal cos i've got an infection above the tooth. i can't have that till tomorrow (cos i didn't fancy paying £200 for it to be done privately)
i have now got antibiotics which is all very nice but the problem is (and here's why i started the thread)
painkillers are doing absolutely fuck all.
i have 2 nurofen about 2 hours ago. still agony. swilling really really cold water around my mouth is helping but not really solving the problem and not really a practical solution (i have to do it basically constantly) cos i can't talk/eat/leave the house
any ideas ? is it possible that nurofen just doesn't work on me ? is there a brilliantly easy way to help toothache that i've missed ?