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Feeling fobbed off 😬

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Amyx

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Hiya
So I went to my appointment on Friday, had the filling and cleaning, all went well. Then she said 'okay, your good to go', asked if I needed another appointment, she said 'ill see you in 6 months for a check up' I've got a broken tooth which I asked to wait to remove until winter as loads on, she said they recommend to keep if not hurting.
Also, I have a defective filling as part of it broke off, she's just left that too, I also have a dark mark on another tooth which I think needs filling but she's missed it as it's on the side of the tooth 🥺
I don't know if she's missing these things or leaving them as causing no trouble yet?! Have I been fobbed off as I'm with an NHS dentist and they don't have the time?
 
Hey, I've got a dark mark on one of my bottom premolars and they said it was just staining. Did she take an xray? It'd probably shown on there if it was decay. Definitely call back or post a picture in the ask a dentist section in here if you're worried though. I've found they don't give as much treatment now too
 
I had xrays last time I went and she said nothing was seen on them. It feels like decay but surely she would have picked up on it? My wisdom tooth was filled when it didn't even look like it had a hole in it. It's a back tooth and on the side so can't get a pic of it. I feel like they only do work on teeth that are bothering you?! It's weird. My boyfriend has been trying to get a filling for 18 month and keeps getting told he doesn't need one 🤷🏼‍♀️
 
Also, I have a defective filling as part of it broke off, she's just left that too, I also have a dark mark on another tooth which I think needs filling but she's missed it as it's on the side of the tooth 🥺
I don't know if she's missing these things or leaving them as causing no trouble yet?! Have I been fobbed off as I'm with an NHS dentist and they don't have the time?

Different dentists have different approaches and some of them prefer not to treat if there is no trouble. I have had a shadow (means probably decay) on a tooth for about 5 years now. Had seen three dentists, two of them would have put a filling on it, one of them (my current one) keeps monitoring it and says that as long as my diet stays the way it is, there is no need to intervene, because drilling into it may cause more damage than leaving it at this point.
But it's not nice not to know what is going on and not to trust. Any chance on giving them a call and ask?
Also, may I ask what makes your boyfriend want a filling and what reason he has been giving for not needing one?
 
@Amyx Oh, I've got a little brown spot on one of the side of my molars, she filled the top of surface of the tooth but not the little brown spot so they're possibly not a cause for concern
 
I've rung them this morning and they're monitoring it, because it's on the side and its not causing any pain they've said to keep an eye on it 🤷🏼‍♀️
My boyfriend has had toothache for 18 months, just a niggling one but his dentist says there's nothing wrong but won't do xrays or anything. He had another which was decayed below the filling so he thinks it's the same.
 
Hm. Not getting an xray sounds really strage. :unsure: Do you feel more reassured now as you talked to them?
 
Yeah a little. I don't know why they've not sorted my chipped filling either haha.
All NHS dentists are high in demand so I think they're limiting the work they're completing and pushing people to go privately.
 
Guess I'll just have to wait until I get toothache or until December at my check up. Hopefully it'll be okay 🤞🏻
 
My previous nhs dentist refused to carry out filings on my front teeth, despite there being a hole where food collects - it's only a matter of time before it's decaying as the color of it has already changed.. that didn't matter. However I could've had it done there as a private patient..

They redid a filling that had fallen out, but left decay behind..( I had to have that done once more, privately)..

They refused to discuss a partial denture in order to give me chewing teeth back again..

So I can fully relate to your feeling of being fobbed off.

Like I say, I'm now paying a fortune as a private patient and not one bit of treatment is for vanity or aesthetics, it's simply to be out of pain and be able to eat normally.

I can't see the state of nhs dentistry changing any time soon, thanks to the gov and the dumb uda system.
 

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