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I have recently seen my NHS Dentist, the 1st time in over 2 years due to the pandemic and luckily I didn't need any treatment 🙂

But I also feel extremely lucky to have a NHS Dentist after seeing this headline

"Patients face three-year wait to see NHS dentist" about patients in East Yorkshire, where I live, & North Lincolnshire.

Have you been able to get an appointment to see a NHS Dentist or have you been forced to go private ?

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-61384597

beccatavender
a week ago
What do you think of this?
lornaae
lornaaea week ago

I have a dentist but had to wait months for a dentist appointment, I made an appointment in March for a check up but it was not due until mid June (earliest they had available) and this week they rang me and advised they can’t do that appointment so had to give me a new appointment which is now in July

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

I saw my NHS dentist recently just for a check up which was long overdue. My son desperately needs to have an extraction but can’t find an NHS dentist so went privately at huge cost just for the consultation and is still deciding whether to continue with them at a cost of £1500 minimum or keep searching for NHS.

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beccatavender
beccatavendera week ago

Pjran Ouch, there is nothing worst than toothache. So, my sympathy goes out to your son.

I can remember about 20 years ago, when I was living just outside York, having toothache and there being no appointments with the NHS Dentist. But the receptionist telling me if I when private they could seems that morning. I was in so much pain I have would have paid anything. I can't remember the £ but do remember it taking months to pay off the credit Card bill.

What I didn't realise is once you pay privately, you are no longer classed as a NHS patient. It was only when I moved I was able to register for a NHS Dentist, at the time the waiting list was one not six months..

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

beccatavender Toothache is just childish, there's no need for it. And it's a horrible pain.

I've got an appointment with my NHS dentist this month, the first since the start of Covid. It's only recently that they've started answering the phone.

I've been told that there's a 2 year waiting list to get registered with my dentist 😲

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kimcress
kimcressa week ago

When we first moved to Rutland 6 years ago, it was a 3 year waiting list for nhs dentists so had to go private. Been private ever since, got to know my dentistry staff quite well.

We are moving soon, but will still go see my dentist as dont fancy waiting more years on a waitlist to see an nhs dentist.

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Midnightflower
Midnightflowera week ago

5 year waiting list in my local area. It's a disgrace you can't even get children's appointments. I've had to pay for some urgent private work which we could not afford to do.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgolda week ago

We are all registered with a nhs dentist. Appointment wait times are long tho. My son is currently going through orthodontic treatment & it's been a bit of a nightmare getting appointments sorted.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa week ago

Can you still turn up at A&E if you have bad toothache or some other issue that requires a dentist or is that stopped now. I don't have a NHS dentist myself. I haven't been to a dentist for maybe 10 years or more but don't suffer from issues with my teeth but keep meaning to see if I can get on a waiting list. Teeth have never really been a problem for me. I have an aggressive immune system that means I over-react to infection which is both good and bad but I wonder if its good regarding my teeth. I eat far too much sugary rubbish too. Toffee for example.

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa week ago

We have a dentist but it's taking months for appointment need one for my little one as they have said there will be nothing wrong it's just so she gets use to going

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveena week ago

I'm with the NHS dentist and before Corona you could get an appointment within 2 days. We tried getting our mum registered with my dentist but they said they are full. But I also need to see the dentist...has been 2 years overdue.

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didbygraham
didbygrahama week ago

Its been impossible to get NHS dentist down here in Plymouth for ages unless you are already with one. Plymouth was nationally one of the worsts areas a few years ago - I think some parts of the country have now joined us at the bottom of the pile. You would get short thrift if you did turn up at A&E - even genuine emergencies can take hours to be seen anyway.

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ch7leach
ch7leach2 days ago

No idea what a NHS dentist is, when we asked about one when we moved essentially all you could hear was laughing.

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plinkyplonk
plinkyplonk2 days ago

I do but I haven't been for years.I am very lucky to have good teeth.I've never had a filling or any problems...hopefully this will continue 👍

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 days ago

I have one but they still try and pop in pay extras like dental hygienists which never existed when I was growing up.

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SaveMeSunday
SaveMeSunday2 days ago

Yes it’s ok as long as no major treatment needed

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith5442 days ago

Me and my family have the best dentist and we have been with them for 10 years plus. We saw them when required during the pandemic unlike the lazy doctor surgeries.

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Pfs
Pfs2 days ago

Dentist seem to be only taking on if you go private but if you want an NHS dentist they are not taking on so now it's nearly 3 years since I've been to the dentist. It's all about making money again

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snoogans888
snoogans8882 days ago

I have an NHS dentist for myself and my daughter. Had one check up appointment since Covid and got another for next month. I’ve always assumed it’s been easy to get an NHS dentist but after reading the comments it seems we are very lucky!

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Aenurse1
Aenurse12 days ago

I wish

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HEDGEHOGS
HEDGEHOGS16 hours ago

I do have a NHS dentist but know their had to get in my area, I had my last check up 5 months ago as hadn't been for nearly 2 years.

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beccatavender
beccatavender10 hours ago

HEDGEHOGS I am lucky enough to have a NHS Dentist but I know they are not accepting any new patients and the waiting list is 3 years. Plus if you haven't seen you in 2 years you are removed from their list, not sure if this is still the case due to Covid delays. But to be on the safe side as soon as they opened I made an appointment 🙂

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