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Dentists.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by stevegreen, May 26, 2005.

  1. stevegreen

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    There is something seriously wrong here. I really should be going to the dentist, but I can't even get registered with one. :mad: :mad:

    What a stupid situation!!!

    Should I blame Tony?
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Didn't you just buy a new, bigger house? Go Private, you sponger! :mad:

    ;)
     
  3. stevegreen

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    :laugh:

    Last time I went to the dentist I had to pay, whats changed in the last 6 years :eek:
     
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    Yep, i've just registered with one. But had to wait 2 weeks for an appointment, private though.
     
  5. stevegreen

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    The last one i went into to enquire about registering didn't even have a waiting list, they were simply taking no more patients on at all :mad:
     
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    I'm due to be kicked off of my dentists NHS list now that I've reached a "certain" age (basically old enough to be paying them more). :(

    I always used to dislike the dentists as there was a guy poking his fingers in my mouth who might cause me pain but now I'm always far more worried about the bill I'll be presented with at the end.
     
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    Can someone give me a clue what this means?
     
  8. Miyazaki

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    dentists work with teeth.
     
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    Try NHS Direct. When my mother's dentist went private I phoned them up and they gave me a list of local ones that were taking on new patients at the time. They are surprisingly helpful !
     
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    We are supposed to have a free National Health Service which covers dentistry too but so many have opted out of the National Health Service and gone into private practice that free dentistry is now just a theory unless you are under 18 or pregnant as what few NHS dentists there are left have no vacancies for new patients.
     
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    i missed one apt in 10 years and got thrown out...but guess what, they will have me back if i go private!!! :(
     
  12. MarkR

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    If you brushed once in the morning and once at night like you should then you wouldn't have any need to goto the dentist. :nono:
     
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    If only things were so simple.
     
  14. MartinImber

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    I was surprised when I moved down to nr London that I not only managed to get an NHS dentist at the first practice I went to but could have an appointment only 2 days later - been back a few times and each time it has only been a few days for an appointment.

    When in Bristol I couldnt find an NHS dentist taking in new patients for love or money
     
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    As I understand it you write to your NHS Primary Care Trust who will give you the name of a dentist who MUST take you on if they want to keep their NHS customers.

    The down side of this is that it may well be miles away on the other side of town.

    But then you only go once every six months so it's not that bad.

    -Neil
     
  17. Miyazaki

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    What could be more simple than brushing your teeth twice a day?
     
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    Brushing is almost irrelevant. Floss after each meal.
     
  19. Miyazaki

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    Not with a sonic toothbrush. Your teeth feel so clean after those things its like going to the dentist twice a day. They are £100, but worth every penny IMHO. I haven't needed a dentist in about 12 years, and my teeth are all fine. Probably because I don't each much junk food or pop though.
     
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    We all know that teeth can have a whole host of problems! With the worst offenders being those damned wisdom teeth!!
     

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