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3 years ago my filling fell out, I have had no cash and it did not hurt so i left it. Yesterday the tooth itself fell out. I think its just rotted away. However, there is no root showing? its seems like gum over the root ? when i touch it then smell my finger it stinks. am I ok leaving this ? Im brushing with anti bacterial toothpaste and using a mouth wash.

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Asked on 09/07/2012 12:00 am
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It sounds like there is infection under the gum (where the root is probably still in place)
This situation needs attention to prevent further problems and it is likely that other teeth in your mouth could be experiencing the same processes and could cause similar problems if not treated early

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Answered on 08/08/2012 12:00 am
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Hi Jane
You need to visit a dentist to have the situation assessed - you may well have a chronic abcess associated with tooth remnants under the gum. If so your dentist can remove these to allow your gum to heal. This should cost you £48 under the NHS band 2 treatment tariff.
If you need advice on the availablity of NHS services in your area look on the NHS direct website or phone your PCT.
Hope this helps - Michael lowdell

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