I can NOT afford to go to the dentist right now. Actually I haven't been in five years /: For a while now my upper gums have felt way too high, is this something I can stop, not necessarily cure, without seeing the dentist? Or should I just go and deal with the money issue somehow? Since it's been so long, I wouldn't mind, but I was wondering if any of you have dealt with this gum issue and how. For example, if you did see the dentist, what did he give you for it, and was it costly? Thank you very much.