Liz, I had a toothache experience similiar to yours a few years ago. I had heard that cinnamon oil (from the pharmacy, not the smelly candle store) would help deaden the pain. Desperate, I decided to try it late on a Saturday night to perhaps make it through til my Monday-morning dentist appt. I'm guilty of the mindset of "If a little works well, alot will work better". Went all over my tongue and for some hours all I could say, when TomCat (chuckling) asked me how I was feeling, was "Wthath thoo joo thlink, dthon'th thalk thoo mwe anythmore."
You have my sympathy, dear.
Doing ok except that we've had no real rain for 4 months now. Very worried about fires. My family reunion is coming up next week and I'm dreading all the remarks from the elderly aunts about the pounds I've put on in the 3 years since I saw them last. Oh well.