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Three-year wait for Essex girl, 8, to have tooth removed

An eight-year-old girl waiting three years to have three teeth removed has been left in "agony".

Ella Mann, from Dovercourt in Essex, first went to the dentist with an issue with a baby tooth in December 2019.

She was given a temporary filling and told it needed to be removed but has still not had the NHS procedure.

The youngster has now been placed on an NHS waiting list for the tooth extraction.

Ella's dad Charlie Mann, 54, said his daughter was sometimes in "agony".

Healthwatch England last year warned of people struggling to get dental treatment as increasing practices closed to new patients.

A BBC investigation identified cases of people driving hundreds of miles in search of treatment and pulling out their own teeth without anaesthesia.

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Source: BBC News, 23 March 2023


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