Mum left with one top tooth as 13 snap off while waiting for dentist

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    A mum who was thrown off her NHS dentist’s books after she had treatment for cancer says she’s been left “looking like a drug addict” because she can’t get any dental care.

    Mandy Sharp, 59, says she used to have perfect teeth. But she says she was struck off her dentist's patient list in 2016 after she cancelled an appointment because she was rushed into hospital emergency surgery for a cancerous tumour.

    Mandy, from Leeds, West Yorks., has now tried hundreds of dentists as far away as Hull, but has been told none are accepting NHS patients.

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    She said: "I got to the point where I wanted to throw myself out of a window. I've lost 13 teeth, and now I'm down to one at the front, and the rest have all snapped off. And the bottom ones have started to go…"

    Mandy says that people used to comment on how healthy her teeth looked, saying "Why are your teeth so white? Why are your teeth so bright?"

    "They really stood out.," she said. "Now it's embarrassing. I feel like a drug addict. People look down on you when you have only got one top tooth. And it's changed the shape of my face as well."

    Over the past seven years Mandy has called and emailed countless dentists but none of them had space for new NHS patients.

    During this time, she noticed black marks forming on her teeth as they began to rot, and shockingly over Christmas in 2021, nine of her top teeth cleanly "snapped off".

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    These were later joined by three more top teeth and one in her lower gum, which came out by August last year.

    She said: "I just bit a crisp, and thought 'What's that? My tooth's come out.' After the second one, I thought, 'What's going on?'"I tried phoning the dentist round here, saying it's desperate. I did get an appointment for 2023, but I thought I'm going to get a dentist before that, I don't need that.

    "But I really, really wish I had booked it now. They were all wanting £80, but I couldn't afford that as I'm on benefits."

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    A spokesperson from (My)dentist, the company that took over Mandy’s original dentist said: "Our practice teams work hard to treat as many people within the community as possible but sadly, we understand that many patients like Ms Rhodes are struggling to access NHS dental care.

    "There is currently an acute shortage of dentists across the UK and, since the pandemic, this has become even more severe.

    "That's why we're doing everything we can to recruit as many new clinicians as possible to ensure that patients can get access to the affordable care they need."

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