Any dentists out there?
Hello I am new to the boards and I have a question. In 1997 I had a really bad tooth ache- didn't go to the dentist. Over the years I have had aches in this tooth and on one occasion I had swelling that was noticable on the outside of my face. It went down and I have not had any problems since. the top part of the tooth is gone, but the bottom part of the tooth is still in the gum. Have not had a toothache in 2 or 3 years. This is one of my back teeth on the right hand side. My question really is, will this tooth kill me? I have NO $ to go to a dentist and no dental insurance. Has my tooth healed itsself? What kind of problem does this sound like? Any feedback is really appriciated! PS I always rinse with listerine-will this help?
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