Lezlie Sterling/lsterling@sacbee.com

Chris Durst, 16, with girlfriend Kayla Parks, 15, had to wait months to receive care for a tooth with a dying nerve that woke him up at night, in pain, beginning in September. Parks' dentist took a look, prescribed antibiotics, then called Durst's dental office to report he had an abscessed tooth. Durst finally got care in January. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

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