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ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 08:32:00

you may have seen my post recently regarding really bad toothpain
I have managed to work out it's related to a filling I got in November
I have also managed to secure an emergency dentist appointment 🎉

Would I be unreasonable to refuse to pay for any extra treatment they have to do, given that before I had the filling put in I had no pain and I have essentially just paid them to put me in pain already?

ChipIn Thu 15-Dec-16 08:34:02

Not unreasonable to try that but I don't think you'll have much success. I'd still have your purse handy.

ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 08:40:44

depends how much pain I'm in when it comes to being asked to pay aha, if it's really bad then theres a chance I might kill 😂😂😂

CHJR Thu 15-Dec-16 10:09:31

I think YANBU. In fact I can't imagine they would charge you. Just tell them, the filling you just put in is not right. I'm afraid it isn't all that unusual for this to happen, teeth are small and tiny things matter a LOT.

BoboBunnyH0p Thu 15-Dec-16 10:14:04

My dentist covers you for 3 months after treatment, I'm an NHS patient. So you may find you are covered since your filling was recent.

ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 15:08:26

i got charged £19.70 to be given a prescription and make another appointment. queue was too long to question it. i am spineless blush

Fluffyears Thu 15-Dec-16 17:27:23

I wasn't charged when dentist poking about meant that my filling came out. He replaced it free of charge.

Mrsmorton Thu 15-Dec-16 17:34:33

There are myriad reasons in the NHS contract that you would have to pay. The only way you may get it free is if the filling fails because The dentist was at fault and you see the same dentist in the same practice. Even then there are caveats.

If you're having pain because the tooth now requires a root filling then you'll have to pay.
So YABU because the dentists are statute bound to follow the NHS regs.

ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 21:40:23

I saw the same dentist who did the filling. The same one who chose to put the filling in in the first place when I told him I'd rather have it extracted from the start. If I have to pay another £50 to have it taken out when I've paid £50 for a filling that I didn't want in the first place I won't be happy.

The dentist didn't say anything about what charge and didn't send any information to the receptionist so she charged me £19.70 because she wasn't sure

StarryIllusion Thu 15-Dec-16 21:59:23

The £19.70 will be the emergency appointment charge. I doubt they will charge you for treatment, you should still be in the 3 month cover period.

baconandeggies Thu 15-Dec-16 22:14:02

NHS or private OP? I think you're covered for all and any subsequent NHS work in the same 'band' for something like 8 weeks?

ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 22:23:37

NHS. In the middle of a treatment course, one apt in november, one in december and one in february
I will definately question being asked to pay for the extraction

Mrsmorton Thu 15-Dec-16 22:31:59

Extraction is the same band so you shouldn't be charged. Emergency treatment is different.

Dentists can't win. 50% of people complain they've had a tooth out when they didn't want it out despite it being the only option, 50% complain the other way.

MsJudgemental Thu 15-Dec-16 22:49:55

I am going to refuse to pay for replacement of DS's white filling which was done less than a year ago and has apparently failed.

Mrsmorton Thu 15-Dec-16 22:51:27

Make sure you let them know up front Mrsjudgemental

ImNotDancing Thu 15-Dec-16 23:13:38

i feel like this just backs up the reason why before september i hadnt been to the dentist for 5 years

ladyjadey Fri 16-Dec-16 00:10:41

I'm sure that not going to the dentist for 5 years backs up why you have dental problems. Have my very first biscuit

YelloDraw Fri 16-Dec-16 00:29:23

I'm sure that not going to the dentist for 5 years backs up why you have dental problems

Yup that isn't great logic!

ladyjadey Fri 16-Dec-16 00:43:10

Obviously don't eat the biscuit. The sugar may further damage your teeth.

caroldecker Fri 16-Dec-16 00:57:52

Why are you supposed to go to the dentist and opticians regularly when you have no problems to prevent issues and not any other doctor, when you only go if you have issues? is it because they make money from you?

Haggisfish Fri 16-Dec-16 01:10:26

No it's to prevent minor issues such as a small hole you hadn't noticed becoming a whacking great hole. And they can spot lots of ailments early.

ImNotDancing Fri 16-Dec-16 12:10:18

i was attempting lighthearded humour hmm I know thats why i have dental issues

Iamtheresurrection Fri 16-Dec-16 13:10:34

I had similar, paid £90 for a filling which I had to for approximately 2 weeks then it was removed. I had to pay for all subsequent treatment to fix the tooth. (£££s) now I need a crown which will be even more money! Dentists are one of the few professionals that don't seem to be answerable for mistakes.

Mrsmorton Fri 16-Dec-16 14:14:47

If only patients were answerable to preventable health conditions we might have a perfect health service.

Iamtheresurrection Fri 16-Dec-16 14:27:32

As you know nothing about me and why me teeth are a mess that's a very sweeping statement.

But the again, maybe as foetus I should have made sure the roots of my teeth were straight and not bent and split.

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