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NHS Dentistry Access Delays: “I Pulled 11 of My Own Teeth Out”

October 5, 2021
by BBC


Danielle Watts lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and has, as she puts it, been doing her own dentistry – removing 11 of her own teeth.

“There’s been no help out there,” she says. “My dentist shut six years ago and me and my children were left with nowhere to go.

“They didn’t refer us anywhere else. It was OK to begin with and I didn’t have that many problems, but over the last two to two and a half years, my gums have receded and my teeth have become loose because of bone loss.

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