oh this is a nightmare because of everything ive neglected myself i now have six/seven teeth that need to come out and a mouthful of ulcers! no dentist round here will take me nhs- they all say that i have to pay-and i cant afford it! im in so much pain that i looked up on the internet about pulling youre own teeth out- but this frightened me! what can i do please?
Go to your local hospital, they should have an emergancy dentist at the weekends, if you are in pain and have no dentist they may be able to remove some teath today (i have had a tooth out at hospital when i was in pain). Please don't pull them out yourself, it will be very painfull and if you leave any roots behind you might need surgery.
Was contemplating taking a tooth out myself recently as my dentist refused to take me back as an NHS patient after I missed booking an appointment (I didn't actually miss an appointment).
Found a phone number for NHS dental care who sent me an email with a list of NHS dentists in my area - sorry can't find the phone number but try NHS direct. You may be exempt from charges if you are on certain benefits perhaps? NHS charges are set and you can find them online or ask your dentist to tell you (prices were on the wall at my dentists). Beware the dentist who isn't transparant about charging
I let things slip for years and I am now really pleased I have gone finally. Now to sort out my health....
You poor thing. DP had a good few teeth that were in very bad shape but it wasn't as bad as he thought... 2 did have to come out but the rest were able to be filled (if you'd seen the state of them you'd be amazed)
It may not be as bad as you think and although big jobs are expensive metal fillings and extractions shouldn't be too pricey (but trust me, I know first hand expensive is a relative term.... we had to go fairly hungry for a few weeks for the work he did have)
I will say though, once you do get it sorted make sure to take care of yourself... dp has avoided any more problems for the most part by obsessive brushing several times a day. I know it's hard to fit in time most days. I find brushing them while i'm in the shower or while the kids are in the shower or even while the dinner is cooking are the only chances i get some days!
Thankyou everyone i ended up going to the hospital and they gave me antibiotics and painkilllers i have a absess feeling less pain today and happier. there is a big problem round here with nhs dentist a lot are saying they will only take privite. last year my dd had to see the dentist but they would only see her privatly they said they would see her that day privatly or she would have to wait over two weeks nhs. [other dentists were saying the same] my dd is under sixteen-is this legal? [i ended up paying £60 for a filling and x ray]
I think under-18's should get free dental care. It sounds like you need a trustworthy dentist who doesn't take the piss with the charging. Really pleased that you got to see someone - and that you find an NHS dentist for the rest of it now.