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An_224535 posted:
I used to be a daily user of chewing tobacco, and when I noticed that I had a receding gum line i quit, and then started smoking for a bit. Luckily I've stopped both habits. But now my gums have lines on them running parallel to my jaw, and on the inside of my left gum, is a bad spot where i can see and feel lighter gums rippling. I also know that part of the recession is probably caused by my wisdom teeth which were supposed to be removed about 4-5 years ago. I don't have the money to see a dentist, but I enlisted in the military. So assuming I pass basic training, I should be able to receive treatment in around 5-6 months. I've included 2 pictures. I just need to know, because it's causing me major stress issues, I am getting acid reflux, not sleeping, etc. I guess I just need to know if I should sell my computer or something just to go see a dentist. Thanks.
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