Oh yeah, that will do it! I have to go to the dreaded dentist to get a tooth pulled next week that is giving me major headaches. The tooth isn't sensitive if it touch it, but it will start giving me headaches for no reason at all. Usually ibupropherin takes care of it. My husband also recommends sucking on a tea bag...it will draw the pain out. Is it abcessed? I went through a tooth that kept swelling the gum up with puss and then it went away for a few weeks. I went though that for a couple years. The infection actually pushed the tooth out root and all, and went I went to the dentist, the bone mass in my jaw was down to 25%. They said there was a good chance they could break my jaw when they pulled the other two! Luckily, they didn't, but if you are getting an infection (as in swollen, tender gums, puss etc) definitely get it checked out. It can also get in your blood stream and cause major problems.