Geez, I've had so many toothaches......they are NOT at all pleasant.
This is not exactle a homeopathic cure........go to your local pharmacy and get ASA with codeine.........NOT Acetominophine (sp) which can kill your liver. The ASA will not damage you too much, and each pill has 8mg codeine....(a tylenol 3 has 32 mg codeine)
I hope you have a strong stomach.......if not, eat with these. I take 4, and then take two every 20 minutes until the pain goes away.
It does work, although some would say it is abuse of over-the-counter drugs.......
ASA is an acid (acetylsalicylic to be exact). Acid is corrosive. Corrosives are what causes cavities to begin with.
salicylic acid isnt a strong acid. not all acids are corrosive, depending on the material in question. For instance salicylic acid will not corrode enamel (one of the most hard-wearing substances known to man).
It WILL however, help with pain. Basically it's aspirin
if it were hydrochloric acid i'd agree. or even phosphoric acid.