so i've been in excrucating pain for the last couple days, the only thing that has subsided the pain is swishing cold water around my broken tooth.
I'm working at getting to a dentist, but i'm absurdly scared of them, as i'm sure many of you are.
here is my question, can food getting in to a broken tooth (in my case the very back broken molar.) and would it cause obscene amounts of pain? because I got the pain to go away, by using a water pick, and irrigating (with some force..) the hole with ice cold water and listerine, the shock of pain i felt when i did it hurt, but was nothing compared to the insane ache.
Does this seem likely? if not, why does my tooth stop hurting after i irrigate it like that? i mean blasting it with a water pick seems extreme but it works..