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Coronavirus: English Man Refused Appointment Pulls Out Tooth at Home

April 20, 2020
by BBC


A man decided to pull out his own tooth after he was refused an emergency dental appointment due to the lockdown.

Aircraft fitter Billy Taylor, 33, from Axminster, Devon, said he was told not to come in unless he could not breathe.

The British Dental Association (BDA) said DIY dentistry was “inevitable” given the “failure” to get urgent care centres up and running.

NHS England, which is setting up urgent care centres, apologised to anyone “having problems” getting dental care.

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