Printer Friendly

Now for a biting attack!

Hi everyone, hope the summer is treating you all well!

Doesn't time fly? Doesn't seem like two minutes since I wrote my last column!

I have really enjoyed the summer, being back with my friends and family.

But I must say I will be glad to start back at university in September!

The weather has picked up near where I live in Doncaster and I have certainly been to my fair share of barbecues and parties over the last few months.

Only there is one thing that keeps spoiling such events for me - toothache, one of the most painful things I can imagine.

And another thing. I never knew it could be so hard to find a dentist!

I have always had good, healthy teeth until I needed a filling when I was about 17.

But recently I have been experiencing terrible toothache and I am in great deal of discomfort.

I have contacted many dentists in my local and surrounding area and it appears that they are all full as they are unwilling to take me as a patient.

I even rang the hospital as they have an emergency dental department for unregistered patients. But they, too, were unwilling to take me unless I was experiencing "acute pain".

What kind of message does this send out?

I was always registered with a dentist when I was younger. For some reason I stopped receiving appointment check-ups and it became clear that I was no longer a patient.

It is really is beyond a joke now. Must we really wait until there is something very wrong with our teeth until someone will take us on as a patient?

From what I see on the news and read in the papers this is becoming more of a problem.

Many people are being left without a dentist or other medical services, which is causing a great deal of problems and discomfort for people all over the country.

* Finally, I would like to apologise to one of my close friends whose 21st birthday I completely forgot about. I'm so sorry and hope you had a terrific time.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2005
Previous Article:Setting their sights on science careers.
Next Article:Every penny raised was well spent.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |