I read so many remedies here. Most worked but only temporary. I have been in agony. Cracked filled, infected, doctor prescribed antibiotics, have to wait for appointment for work.
The ONE that truly worked was this:
Crush one or two aspirin, one or two ibuprofens, (more if you want) some cocunut oil or any oil. Grind pills into power, mix with oil till it is thick paste, pack, rub, hold on to teeth and gum all around, especially do a little rubbing even if it scratches a little. Just when I was ready to cry and give up it started to kick in after about 10 minutes. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I have also tried the ground up pills with some vodka and some garlic juice (from jar of chopped garlic).This is why it works, you absorb much faster through your mucous membranes (gums, interior of mouth) and the little bit of rubbing pushes it in through better because it is mildly abrasive. I have been taking ibuprofen, aspirin, tramadol (partemel in UK) and it would work but not very fast and not as well. Right now I have rubbed and packed this on my tooth and gum and swallowed some ibuprofen and aspirin. One hour later...still comfortable. THANK YOU ALL!!