Reading another thread reminded me of this and I think the subject deserves a topic. I had the worst tootache every a few weeks ago, the closest I could discribe the pain to is when you wake up in the night with really bad cramp in the back of your leg and are in so much pain you dont know what to do, transfer that pain to your mouth and make it so it doesnt ever stop and thats toothache. I was easing the pain with ice water and had a cup for drinking and 1 for spitting because after 10 pints of water you dont wanna drink anymore. Because it was the weekend I couldnt see a dentist for 3 days and was in the worst agony in my life, I have torn ligaments broken bones got beat up got kicked in the balls and nothing compairs to the pain of toothache. Anyway I got put on some medication turns out it was an infection and the agony slowly went away after my mouth finished swelling up. All I wanted to do was sleep and when I wasnt sleeping I was pacing around not knowing what to do cus the agony was so bad. As soon as I stopped with the cold water the pain was 10x worse than it was before for 1 hour then went back to how it was. I only got about 2 or 3 hours sleep a night and painkillers did nothing.
I think the infection was caused because when I was brushing my gum was bleeding a bit and must have got bacteria in it. The same area was where the pain came from later that week.
So basicaly brush like hell every day and floss because I used to be like "ha ha toothache it cant hurt THAT much, only pussies would complain about toothache" GOD DAMN was I so wrong, I have never been so glad to go to the dentist, I was ready to pull my tooth out with pliers it was so bad and now my hate of the dentist has been replaced with a love of it. Thank god for dentists!!!!!