Prior to that I did not go to the dentist except on ocassion because I had no insurance
. I experienced minor bleeding gums but that was the extent of the problem. About three years ago, I started experiencing foul breath. Brushing and mouthwash did not help. Because I was a student, I was able to qualify sliding scale fee at the local state dental clinic. Root planing and scaling was done, however, the condition did not improve. Finally, I was told I need to have the surgery.