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    Hiya guys - i need some advice on this:

    We treat patients referred to us by local general dental and medical practitioners for a range of problems and conditions which are not available in their practices.

    This includes:


    treatment of special needs patients.

    minor oral surgery such as removal of impacted wisdom teeth and buried roots.

    treatment of young children who need inhalation sedation or general anaesthesia for extraction.

    safety net patients ie nervous or phobic patients unsuitable for treatment in practice.

    X-ray facilities eg. panoramic radiographs.

    Who can access the service?

    Patients referred from dentists, doctors and other health professionals.


    That is for the local NHS Dental Clinic in our town. I'm currently out of a dentist as i'm soooo nervous so haven't been for ages, and when i do go to a normal practice i freak out. I've had to have a tooth extracted at this dental clinic on Friday and it's the first time i've ever been to a dentist on my own and not freaked out - but to be a general patient there, you have to be referred there.

    Thing is, my doctors surgery probably wouldn't know me from Adam - i've never really had any health problems - can't remember the last time i went there, so i guess they wouldn't be able to refer me would they - would look a bit daft if i make an appointment out of the blue just to ask them that. And i have no proof that i'm a nervous patient!
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    Well no matter how long it's been since you've gone to the doctors, they should still have your records on their system so don't worry about them not knowing who you are. And even if they have no proof, you'r not going to get anywhere if you don't ask! Best thing to do is talk to a doctor and see whether they can help and then see where to go from there.
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    Do you reckon it would pull off if i asked??

    The last time i went to a normal dentist, i had to go to this place miles away and be sedated because i panicked soooo much.

    Now i've found this place in town - where i've had treatment done and feel fine because they're trained to work with nervous people.

    What would you suggest saying to my doctor???
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    I'm terrified of dentists as well and have had to see a specialist for the past 2 years. Go to your doctors and ask about it! Just explain how you feel about it, I'm sure they'll be understanding. It worked out well for me.
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    Hiya guys - i need some advice on this:

    We treat patients referred to us by local general dental and medical practitioners for a range of problems and conditions which are not available in their practices.

    This includes:


    treatment of special needs patients.

    minor oral surgery such as removal of impacted wisdom teeth and buried roots.

    treatment of young children who need inhalation sedation or general anaesthesia for extraction.

    safety net patients ie nervous or phobic patients unsuitable for treatment in practice.

    X-ray facilities eg. panoramic radiographs.

    Who can access the service?

    Patients referred from dentists, doctors and other health professionals.


    That is for the local NHS Dental Clinic in our town. I'm currently out of a dentist as i'm soooo nervous so haven't been for ages, and when i do go to a normal practice i freak out. I've had to have a tooth extracted at this dental clinic on Friday and it's the first time i've ever been to a dentist on my own and not freaked out - but to be a general patient there, you have to be referred there.

    Thing is, my doctors surgery probably wouldn't know me from Adam - i've never really had any health problems - can't remember the last time i went there, so i guess they wouldn't be able to refer me would they - would look a bit daft if i make an appointment out of the blue just to ask them that. And i have no proof that i'm a nervous patient!
    If you can't remember when you last went, then you probably do not have a dentist. Get a referral from you GP.
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    If you can't remember when you last went, then you probably do not have a dentist. Get a referral from you GP.
    Yeah, last time i went was probably about a year ago. Then in August this year i ended up with horrendous toothache and had to go to the place above to have it extracted. I know for a fact my local dentist scrubbed me off their patients list due to so many missed appointments because of me nervousness.

    But to you - does it sound like the place accepts you if you get a referral from your GP???
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    Yeah, last time i went was probably about a year ago. Then in August this year i ended up with horrendous toothache and had to go to the place above to have it extracted. I know for a fact my local dentist scrubbed me off their patients list due to so many missed appointments because of me nervousness.

    But to you - does it sound like the place accepts you if you get a referral from your GP???
    Yeah. Pretty sure they'd have no choice if your GP says to go.
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    (Original post by SillyFencer)
    Yeah. Pretty sure they'd have no choice if your GP says to go.
    I don't wanna sound daft infront of my GP though.

    Like do you reckon the fact that i got took off the patient list at my normal dentist because i'm really really really nervous and so haven't been for about a year. Then i got bad toothache so ended up at Garven Place and was alright there have now seen on their webstie that nervous patients can be referred to them for Dental treatment, so was wondering if they could refer me?

    Would that sound ok??
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    I don't wanna sound daft infront of my GP though.

    Like do you reckon the fact that i got took off the patient list at my normal dentist because i'm really really really nervous and so haven't been for about a year. Then i got bad toothache so ended up at Garven Place and was alright there have now seen on their webstie that nervous patients can be referred to them for Dental treatment, so was wondering if they could refer me?

    Would that sound ok??
    Don't worry about sounding daft in front of your GP. He/she is one of the few people that you can sound daft in front of. It sounds fine though. Just explain the situation, say what you want and why.

    Good luck
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    Would you say i could give the name of the dentist i seen at the place - or would i probably have to just have any old one they put me with.

    The one who extracted my tooth - really was ace and i had no nervous feelings with him whatsoever!
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    Would you say i could give the name of the dentist i seen at the place - or would i probably have to just have any old one they put me with.

    The one who extracted my tooth - really was ace and i had no nervous feelings with him whatsoever!
    I'd think it would be a take who you get situation.
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    Great. Apparently you have to be registered with a dentist to get referred there.
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    (Original post by Scott_Maslen_Fan)
    Great. Apparently you have to be registered with a dentist to get referred there.
    Hmmm... I'd still try your doctor. Is it an NHS service? Where did you hear this?
 
 
 
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