u have to like gin to be british? surely juniper berris dont even grow in the UK. do they?
Sounds like some infection in there.... My contribution? Pinch Scotch. Warm it first. Hold it over the gum and tooth as long as you can - and you don't have to swallow it if you hate Scotch.
I don't drink so don't believe anything I write about it.... I only know it will ease the pain.