A woman has been left toothless after her unchecked toothache turned out to be cancer.
Nicole Kowalski, 28, first started experiencing pain in her mouth back in 2017.
The student from Los Angeles, California, went to see a dentist but was brushed off and told it was nothing to worry about.
Six months later, the pain was only getting worse and was so bad that it made it impossible for Nicole to sleep.
In January, 2018, she went back and this time the x-ray showed that there was bone missing in her upper jaw. The dentist referred the student to an oral surgeon, who performed a biopsy and found that Nicole had a rare, benign tumour in her mouth.
Although the mass was not deadly, the blonde still had