Generally I'm pretty pain tolerant. But, there's one thing that just brings me to my knees though and that's a severe toothache. I began having the twinges of a toothache late this week. Went to the dentist Friday morning , was sent to an endodontrist, who tells me I have an abscess in a tooth in which I've already had a root canal done about four years ago. He doesn't want to drill it out until the swelling goes down so he prescribes an antibiotic and some pain pills. This ******'s getting worse. I'm popping Vicodin left and right with no relief. Haven't slept in a few days now. . .