Impacted wisdom tooth confirmed but can’t find a surgeon to help

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essex_grl
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edited 18 January 2022 at 8:52PM in Health & beauty MoneySaving
In agony. Tooth erupted about an inch below the tooth line.
Dentist given me more antibiotics even though he thinks im resistant.

Told me I’m beyond standard dentistry. I had to push for where that left me… wait on nhs for 6 months plus..no.

wait for 6 weeks for just an assessment privately.. no

I asked for a referral and was told they don’t usually do that but he would ask my allocated dentist to note something down.
bupa don’t have availability for a month.

one other surgery might be able to help but want a copy of my X-ray which I’m going to struggle with getting.

feel stuck when I can’t even get help privately.

Where do I go from here?

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  • brook2jack2
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    To have a digital copy of your x Ray sent to another practice just send a request in writing and your practice can email a copy to the other practice , providing they have digital X-rays. Should be done quite quickly. 
  • essex_grl
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    Thanks Jack. I emailed asking them to send it to me. Not sure if they will do that?

    I will follow up with a phone call tomo with the other surgeries email address to hand.
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    essex_grl said:
    Thanks Jack. I emailed asking them to send it to me. Not sure if they will do that?

    I will follow up with a phone call tomo with the other surgeries email address to hand.
    You have a legal right to a copy of all information they hold about you including X-rays.
  • essex_grl
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    I got the X-ray and it’s appalling. It only shows half the damn tooth!
  • brook2jack2
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    If the wisdom tooth is very low down it can be impossible to get all of it on an intra oral (inside the mouth) x Ray. 
    For a full view you may need to get an opg x Ray which is a machine that takes an image of the whole of the jaws. 
  • essex_grl
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    That’s what my private consultant has asked for but my dentist doesn’t have the machine so trying to sort that through another dental practise.

    I literally spent 4 hours on the phone going back and forth this morning.
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    I’m booked for an emergency assessment at a local dentist next week who might be able to fit me surgically next week.

    im booked with a bupa consultant should the above not be able to fit me in or say I need ga. 

    Then a private practise a few towns over can remove it a few weeks later if need be. Booked so I don’t risk losing the appt and have to wait 6 weeks.

    All 3 are aware of multiple bookings and have given me cancellation timelines.

    I will get this out if it kills me….. then root canal due end of Feb. Yay! 😡
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