Please pardon my absence as I have been struggling with a tooth ache from a dark, dreary place. I have even searched for alternative relief on the internet. It is one of those tooth aches that does not involve the gums nor an actual tooth. It's the kind that effects; the root, behind the eye, inside the ear and quite frankly, makes you want to drive your head into a brick wall to get your mind off the real pain. A little toothache makes you sensitive to cold. A severe tooth ache makes you require cold and only be sensitive to the ice melting too fast.
I have found that ibuprofen, when taken in excess, makes ya feel rather "blurpy".
The main thing for me was to find some form of break from the pain. Something that would let me sleep with out waking up 10 minutes after I dozed off in extreme pain.
Dr Tichenor's Antiseptic does just that. One has to dilute this peppermint mouthwash as it is strong as can be. It works great as it burns your mouth beyond belief, while making you drool like a St Bernard over ones shoulder. It's after this point (like 2 minutes) that you can feel it numb and travel to the infected area. Then you can slip off into an ibuprofen induced sleep.
Walmart sells Dr Tichenor's and it's usually on the top shelf in a clear bottle with a red white blue and green label.
Clove oil works but not quickly, as with salt water, lemon, pepper, and ice.
A oral surgeon with a script for antibiotics would work much better I'm sure. But of course, even if you can get to one, you still need some relief in order to make the journey!
Feel free to share any tips!