I always wondered how the human organism manages tooth decay if left untreated. After a tooth decays and breaks off, all that remains are the roots, and sometimes a cyst is formed. Assuming lack of dentistry, over the course of years, what will the gum do to the roots? Does it treat it as a foreign body?
I have tried to find any information regarding this question. There are many resources that have plenty information, but I was unable to find information how the body deals with the subject. Or at least I was unable to find it.