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Nine-Year-Old Girl Left in Tears By Long Wait for Dental Treatment

October 12, 2021
by BBC

A girl has been left “crying in the night” after waiting nine months to have a tooth removed.

Grace, nine, from Leicestershire, was put on a list in January but needs a general anaesthetic to have it extracted.

Her mother, Heather, said her daughter has missed time at school, lost sleep and even had her face swell up.

NHS England said while its dental activity had risen significantly, it faced “real challenges.”

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