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Lost back molar tooth and I'm petrified.



I'm petrified and could some help, just the other night , the right sound of my mouth just felt weird but didn't hurt. When I started moving my tongue I finally felt that my second to last back right molar was gone. I have no clue when it could've fallen out but it had to have been within the last few days because I didn't feel anything beforehand, not even when I was brushing my teeth ( which I do two to three times a day).
I can't see anything ( my mouth is actually smaller than normal) but I've felt around with my finger and I don't feel any of the tooth left, I just feel my jaw bone. It also doesn't really hurt, I can eat,drink, and brush my teeth alright but it is slightly sensitive when I bend forward or when my tongue sweeps over that area ( pretty hard to avoid). I had my mom look with a flashlight and she says she can see the spot where the tooth was and my gums are healthy pink but seen no sign of the tooth being left.
The thing is I am terrified of the dentist, I have been since I was little (in my 30's now) and I am in tears just thinking of having to go see a dentist, especially since I have no dental insurance or money which means I have to go the local health dept.

What should I do? It's like I said, nothing really hurts now and its a back tooth so I'm not really worried about appearances sake. I just don't want an infection... but I'm really afraid of what a dentist will do.
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Seeing a dentist to have a radiographic exam is advised. The dentist can review the  x ray and tell you what 's happening in your mouth , not even need to see your mouth.
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Would a health dept. dentist do a radiographic exam? And what do you mean by not needing to see my mouth?
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