In the Neolithic period humans once believed the stabbing pains of toothaches were caused by a “tooth worm”.  If the pain was severe then the worm was wriggling; if it stopped it was resting.

In Ancient Greece they used donkey milk as a mouthwash to strengthen the gums and teeth.  However then they applied a frog to the cheek or head  on that side to absorb the pain or spit into the frogs mouth to transfer the pain to the frog.

In the Middle Ages people actually used honey to coat the tooth and waited with a tweezers  ready to snatch the tooth worm.  And those who could stand it applied a raw onion to the sore side of their face.

21st Century-Fortunately modern dentistry has made colossal    strides since the Middle Ages  Equipped with the latest technology and anesthesia you wont  find  a frog on your face ….unless that is your thing