To start off: I DO NOT HAVE ANY WISDOM TEETH. I had them removed when I was 17. I had oral surgery where they cut the wisdom teeth out before they ever broke the surface. So, please don't tell me this is my wisdom teeth coming in because it is not.
That being said, I need help. My gum on the back left side of my mouth is growing over my tooth, and it hurts a lot. I brush back there twice daily and floss under the sore gum, but it still hurts. My tooth itself doesn't seem to be rotting, just all of a sudden my gum is growing over the top of it. The flesh is really sore and is white some times. It is also very loose (I can pull it the flap away from the tooth). Please see the picture for more details.*
I've looked all over the internet, but haven't found anything. I would go to a dentist, but I'm 22, unemployed, with no health insurance. Can you give me any advice as to what it might be or how to correct it with at-home techniques. It's been bothering me for over a week now. :(
*The dark stuff in my tooth in the picture is an old silver filling. :)