Hi there, this is my first post in this forum, however I do know how to use forums. I'm not sure if there's a post out there like my one, but i'm worried.
The other year half of my tooth randomly broke off while I was eating, then a few months later the rest of that broke off. So, there I was with no tooth, but parts of it are still in my gum. Last year, while I was using some mouthwash to rinse some 'food' from inside the gap in the broken off tooth... however, it wasn't a piece of food, it was some gum! It had started to grow through the gap of my tooth. Since then, it's overlapped quiet a lot and there's a little overgrowth at the side, but not all that much. There's also a nasty distinct smell coming from it, depsite cleaning it everyday, sometimes twice.
I'm really scared because I'd only just got used to dentists just under 3 years ago, due to an amazing new dentist. But I no longer have a dentist and that 'amazing' dentist won't take me back to their practice due to two non cancelled appointments (i was ill both times, not my fault)
when i saw a dentist last year, they said they'd have to cut into the gum and this scared me to death, i don't like anyone invading my mouth.
It's not been too bad at all, apart from this morning.. it's starting to hurt quite a lot if i touch the inside of it. It even hurts when I eat, too, due to my tongue rubbing against it.
My teeth aren't all that perfect at all, I have a horrid underbite and i'm missing two teeth, one on each side of my two front teeth, on the top jaw.