I took up chewing snuff about a year ago after finding out that smoking was killng me sooner rather than later (I know not the smartest thing to do but it seemed like the lesser of two evils).
Well now I have problems. On my bottom gum right in the middle where the snuff sat the gum is completely wore away on about a quarter of my middle exposing that part of the tooth substancially further down than the rest of my teeth.
I quit chewing immediately when I noticed and am now scared that 1. The tooth is going to fall out. and 2. I have done irreparable damage.
So my questions;
1. How bad is this, will the gum grow back?
2. What are the other, if any options?
3. What danger do I have of the tooth simply falling out?
4. What do I do now?
I know I need to see a dentist and soon but I am between jobs at the moment and without insurance. I am afraid if I go and something needs to be done ASAP I am not going to be able to afford it.
Thank you in advance for any advice.