hello, i am a 37 year old man who has not been to the dentist in over 20 years, not even to have my wisdom teeth removed, due to financial reasons and mental health issues. naturally, over time, cavities grew, teeth rotted, a couple back teeth have fallen out, and more seem likely to go anytime. i am also seeing more discoloration appearing around the gums on some teeth. its not a complete loss yet, but if i dont do something soon it will be...
i am committed to finally treating this problem asap, but with the huge costs involved, i am not in the place where i can afford to see a doctor and begin treatment yet. which brings me to my question, is there anything i can do in the meantime to stop the spread of periodontal disease and decay of my already diseased teeth. any kind of regular washes or chemicals, medicine or supplements i can take to keep the disease and destruction at bay? is there anything i can do to help them "heal" while i try to get the money together? i have quit smoking and am trying to cut out sugar from my diet.
any advice would be appreciated.