A couple of years ago, I finally got around to visiting an NHS dentist, after not going regularly for several years.
I’d had extensive crown work some 20 years previously on the NHS back in the early 90’s. (My dentist was at pains to point out that I’d had over £60,000 worth of work done at then current private prices, just to make me feel ‘small’ about it…)
Over the years, most of the crowns had one by one come away or broken off at the gumline due to decay as my gums gradually receded. (I’m now in my mid-50s.) Having become very self-conscious about opening my mouth at all, I decided to bite thew bullet, and get them seen to.
I had several badly decayed lower molars removed initially, then got made redundant. This meant finances were at a premium suddenly, and further treatment had to be put on the back burner.
Lat year, I managed to scrape together enough money to go and see about having the remaining decayed teeth extracted, and dentures fitted. To my horror, the Polish lady dentist didn’t extract the remainder of my teeth, but instead ground them back to the gum-line AND THEN FITTED THE NEW DENTURES OVER THE TOP OF THEM!
I’m no’expert’, but surely this is malpractice? These ‘stumps’ will continue to rot away, and then I can see endless problems arising.
What are your views on this…..and do I have a legal case here?
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