Broke crowned tooth at the gum line. My dentist (?) told me that I would need root canal and new crown. I am told price is $2,000. I had decided to just leave it alone. However, some of the root has crumbled away and I am wondering what this means for the future. I am 75 years old, work full time at a small job, on Social Security, have no dental insurance, and, while my dentist was a professor at Loyola University dental school and can do anything, has no sliding scale for people without insurance. On 09/02/08, I had a double bypass and an aortic valve replacement, and am diabetic.
What will happen if I just let this situation go?
Thanks for an answer.