It's always been a bit embarrassing with my teeth. I want to give a full timeline of how and why my teeth are the way they are. When I was a teenager, I had a basketball accident when a crooked tooth of mine got caught on the hoop's net and it got ripped out. I went to the dentist and after about a week or so they gave me a partial with the missing tooth in front . I always brushed me teeth and cleaned the partial retainer, after a year I had a random snowball hit my mouth and it broke the partial. I went back to the dentist to get a new one and they had to re-make the partial 3 times to finally get it looking right. This is about when I started to brush my teeth a lot less, but always cleaned the partial tooth I had. After a couple years passed I stopped brushing my teeth entirely and I became a heavy smoker, but always cleaning the partial. Then around 21 years of age I had another accident at a lake and lost my partial in the depths of the water. I never went back to the dentist after that. During that time my bottom wisdom teeth have been hurting and became sensitive. I am now 29 years old, still haven't brushed my teeth and always had this missing front tooth and still a heavy smoker. Now have have 4 upper teeth rotting at the top, below the gums (kind of where the partial sat in the roof of my mouth) and I have 3 wisdom teeth that are also rotted. The funny thing is, I don't have bad breath.. Maybe because I smoke? Anyway, I understand my mistakes and I know it's my fault my teeth are like this, but it's simply the fact I could never afford the work that needed to be done on my teeth. Since I haven't brushed my teeth in so many years and some of my teeth are so bad, would brushing now make it even worse? A couple top teeth and my 2 bottom wisdom teeth throb constantly and I'm always in pain. I take IB Profin daily.. I'm just looking for advice on what to do, or what a next step would be that wouldn't cost me so much money to fix it.
Any advice/suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you for your time.