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The right treatment pathway?

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MelJJ

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Hi,

I have posted this on the Support part of this forum but I would also like a dentist's view from here if possible please:

I'm terrified of dentists and haven't been for many many years. I have lost a few teeth over the years but I now need all my teeth pulled and will need dentures. I have spent the last two months researching dentists - and of course no dentists are taking on NHS patients. I have spoken to my GP after reading about the SCDS and thought he would refer me to them but he said not to be surprised if it is declined (although dental phobia is one of their criteria) because dentists are geared up for anxious patients. I have since found out he has referred me to the Oral and Maxillofacial service instead. Would this be the correct route to take?

Thank you for any comments.
 
Gordon

Gordon

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GPs almost always refer to hospital consultants, hence an OMFS referral, the OMFS team will (depending on where in the country you are) have links to the local Special Care service and will pass on your referral to them.
They don't want non-OMFS referrals clogging up their waiting list targets :)
 
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