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Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!!

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2009/07/19 12:59:19 (permalink)

Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!!

Hello all,

My gum is growing over my wisdom tooth it started about 3 days ago and my face swelled up. The swellings gone down but my the swelling on the inside remains. The gum is covering the tooth, I went to an nhs walk in centre who prescribed metronidazole. I found a nhs dentist the next day who said I would have to have the wisdom tooth removed an would refer me on to a hospital/ surgery but its a 3-4 week wait and that they would contact me

The pain is intolerable I still can close my mouth fully, cant eat properly cant sleep because of the pain in my tooth and head. Currently popping pain killers all the time.

Not sure where to turn, If I go private would they take it out straight away? Anyone had similiar?

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    paulthebuilder
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:06:16 (permalink)
    Pay £40 to £60 to have it yanked privately.
    Phone them at 8am tomorrow and you may even get a same day appointment.

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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:08:44 (permalink)
    OOOOhhhhh i feel your pain mate, it effects your entire face and head, i thinks it depends on weather your teeth are compacted or not although dont hold me to that.

    I need mine taken out before my pain returns, im in the same boat as you, although i still have not visited a dentist.

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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:13:32 (permalink)
    It took a week of pain but i just chewed the gum over it down... can feel now where its split...



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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:18:53 (permalink)
    rightyho

    Pay £40 to £60 to have it yanked privately.
    Phone them at 8am tomorrow and you may even get a same day appointment.


    Yeah that.

    Ive got a high pain threshold, but pain in teeth or balls theres just no ignoring.


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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:21:57 (permalink)
    rightyho

    Pay £40 to £60 to have it yanked privately.
    Phone them at 8am tomorrow and you may even get a same day appointment.


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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:25:59 (permalink)
    rightyho

    Pay £40 to £60 to have it yanked privately.
    Phone them at 8am tomorrow and you may even get a same day appointment.


    And people think capitalism doesn't work lol
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:28:08 (permalink)
    Thing is, you only delay the inevitable. You'll end up paying or going through hellish pain.

    Tooth pain is reasonably bad.
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 13:46:45 (permalink)
    Sorry to hear you are in such pain, dental pain is a nightmare as it affects a lot of the nerves around the face which are so sensitive and can be excrutiatingly painful!

    I would give your NHS place one more stab.  Explain to them that you are in severe pain and you cannot eat or sleep.  Put emphasis on that part.  It's not just an annoying nagging dull ache is it, it is affecting your sleep and eating, that is not something that can wait 4 weeks!

    Private surgery is a consideration, but I would expect it to cost a lot more than £40.  A basic tooth extraction on the NHS is £45.60 so I would anticipate a wisdom tooth removal to be a lot more if you go privately.
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 14:09:39 (permalink)
    I guessed it would be more than £40, think more like £200?. Live in Bristol went to the East St dentist.  I can eat but can really chew food that well, been living on protein shakes, on the bright side I do look leaner
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 14:25:15 (permalink)
    Well i'm in Bristol so shall I pop over, only take me about 15 mins.  I'll have it out for you, got some good pliers

    I don't know off the top of my head how much a private wisdom tooth extraction is, I suppose it depends on whether it is impacted and going to be complicated etc.  I do still think you should ring your NHS place in the morning and tell them how painful it is and affecting eating etc.
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 14:45:23 (permalink)
    Kanye

    I guessed it would be more than £40, think more like £200?. Live in Bristol went to the East St dentist.  I can eat but can really chew food that well, been living on protein shakes, on the bright side I do look leaner


    £200 to have a peg ripped out.
    Lol, mate, £60 tops.
    Or maybe my area is so scummy that's all they can get away with.
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 15:17:55 (permalink)
    Righty
    Bristols a bit like london they over charge for alot of stuff rang one dentist

    RedHotf ill give em a call tomorrow morning
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 15:25:12 (permalink)
    http://www.privatehealt...wisdom-tooth-extraction/

    Wow, I take it back... over a grand to get some pegs yanked. Blo0dy hell.
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    Re:Wisdom tooth removal on NHS? 3 week wait in pain now!! 2009/07/19 15:27:09 (permalink)
    Think Ill be going dentist soon as I am having bad pains on the left of my mouth, Got a cracked tooth and one thats kinda wore away. The back two teeth are a pain right now.
    post edited by Baird - 2009/07/19 15:28:12
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