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redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
Not sure where to post this after some advice .Having extreme anxiety with just going to dentist getting my teeth checked  old dentist would refer me to hopsital when explained having extraction when conscious to much for me .Last year got new dentist had to see because needed extraction that moment because covid not doing them he only do extraction the usual way.

Teeth so badly damaged only way is extraction but cant when im awake to much for me  


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,095 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughter literally cannot face sitting in the dentist chair, last time she needed treatment they refered her to another dentist who specilises in such cases and she was fine
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  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,298 Pioneering
    Could you ask the new dentist to refer you to another dentist or community dental team at the hospital for sedation or GA?
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,126 Pioneering
    Unfortunately with the pandemic lots of dental treatment not taking place. Not sure you would get a hospital appointment at the moment.
  • redOwl
    redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
    been while since seen dentist not sure if still registered with them just wondering if other methods if cant's in hospital
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,298 Pioneering
    edited January 13
    I think the only options open to you are the dentist practices, sedation clinics and the community dental team at the hospital. 

    Unless of course you can afford to go private, you would need to access NHS services. 

    This NHS link will help with fear of the dentist -

    This site here is also good for support       -
  • redOwl
    redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
    thinking private may be only option but think cost to much  think register with dentist and see about sedation clinic
  • Libby_Scope
    Libby_Scope Posts: 736

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    Hi @redOwl

    I hope @MarkM88's resources were useful? I think it's good to explore/enquire about all options, then you can make a clear decision, knowing the logistics for each option. Please keep us updated and if there's anything else that we can help with, then just let us know.

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  • redOwl
    redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
    Going look  into seduction clinics once registered with dentist here didnt know about them big help.
  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,721 Disability Gamechanger
    Sedation not seduction...   :#

    Do you have a local community dental clinic?  Usually they only take referrals from dentists but I managed to bypass that and refer myself back in 2019.  They were the only place offering sedation in my area.  Sadly they couldn't make enough adjustments to be suitable for me though, I'm still stuck with the tooth problems now and since the pandemic my closest clinic has closed so I can't see any way forward myself.  I do hope you have more luck getting treatment!  :)
  • redOwl
    redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
    edited January 15
    Dont know what available staying at gf at moment dont think she uses dentist been four days gotten have think  abscesses  like big bubble with one black and other white over my two incisor teeth both need pulling .Dont know be best going emergency dentist or hospital if anything they do with abscesses  at hospital maybe get some antibiotics  gf talking about just bursting them with tissue not sure what would be best .

    Mixing up my words words again with sedation and seduction

  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,298 Pioneering
    If you need a dentist and can’t access one, contact 111. 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,049

    Scope community team

    edited January 15
    Hi @redOwl :) I'm sorry to hear that you're having some trouble with your teeth. I'm glad that MarkM88's advice was helpful!

    As MarkM88 has said, it would be a good idea to ring 111 if you feel as though you need some emergency treatment. You can read about that here on the NHS website:

    If you need dental treatment in an emergency
    • call a dentist: some surgeries offer appointments at short notice
    • if you do not have a dentist, find one using NHS 111
    When to go to hospital

    Only go to A&E in serious circumstances, such as:
    • severe pain
    • heavy bleeding
    • injuries to the face, mouth, or teeth
    If you're not sure whether you should go to A&E, contact NHS 111, who will be able to advise you. Find out when to dial 999.
    I'm not a dentist, but I don't imagine that bursting them at home would be very safe. This also wouldn't deal with the underlying problem. It's important that you get some treatment as soon as you're able, as dental abscesses can cause other issues. You can read more about dental abscess here on the NHS website.

    Do you have any painkillers you can take in the meantime if needed?
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  • redOwl
    redOwl Member Posts: 24 Listener
    thanks everyone for the help the abscesses healed up on own all pain gone away  im going find dentist register with and get extractions i need. with one these sedation clinics if get referred to one.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 2,298 Pioneering
    You still should for sure get registered somewhere because even though they have healed you need the underlying issues addressed or they might return. 


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