I would imagine if both were drug free that toothache would be worse. I have had six children, the first boy (9lb 30z) was excrutiatingly painful even though i had everything i could including an epidural, nothing worked!! when baby no 2 came along i decided no drugs! and knew that it was the fear of the unknown that caused me to suffer more than i needed too!! i did have some etinox but i coped, after that the other four were managable without anything, and yes i do have big pain!! especially with a very high birth canal- when i was expecting number five a doctor told me i needed a c-section as the birth canal was set high!! i told him no thanks- i've had four normal births already!! I had a broken tooth-the large one next to my top wisdom tooth gap, the pain when it went through to the nerve was awful!! and then instead of two roots it had grown three curled around each other and this took some pulling!!! leaving a massive hole that tore along as it was wrenched out of the gum!! this was definately more painful than my self controlled births!! the biggest pain i have ever experienced , which believe me beats both the aforementioned things was the time i was eighteen, pillion on my boyfriends (now hubby) motorbike when we were smashed into by a car that was racing another car jumping through traffic lights!! my leg was smashed into the bike with the helmet lock ripping an artery in my leg, then i was thrown onto the second car windscreen smashing that and being thrown onto the road. my helmet was split and stuck into my head, my lower leg was ripped open and spewing blood, my left femur was completely broken requiring surgery and full bone inner pinning 15" long pin (i have it at home to remind me how lucky i was)! as well as my leg being bust the ligaments were badly ripped. when i awoke on the road with the ambulance staff controlling my bleeding, the pain i experienced was out of this world- so much so that i kept blacking out with the pain even whilst i was heavily medicated- this pain continued for some two weeks before i could deal with it by staying awake and then the strong painkillers only lasted for half an hour!!! childbirth was definately the least painful of the three things i have mentioned, and that is delivering six babies all around the 9lb mark each!