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Why this couple were forced to pull out their own teeth

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 7, 2017, 8:17 pm IST
Updated Sep 7, 2017, 8:18 pm IST
Find out why Rebecca Brearey and Nick Oldroyd had to take matters into their own hands.
Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)
 Representational Image. (Photo: Pexels)

A couple in the UK pulled out their own teeth because it was too painful waiting for treatment from the NHS, according to a report by the Metro.

After four years, Rebecca Brearey and Nick Oldroyd couldn't bare the excruciating pain anymore and decided to have a few strong drinks and perform their own kind of surgery.

 

The couple currently unemployed from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire have been attempting to receive treatment since 2013, the report revealed. But they were told there was a two year delay in registering.

"We've been trying for four years but no dentist will take us on. Every time I go, I get told there’s a two-year waiting list for NHS patients," Rebecca told the Metro. Adding, “It’s got so bad that after taking a combination of paracetamol and alcohol I ripped my half-rotten teeth out."

"I was sat there for days in agony with a tooth which was doing my head in and stopping me from sleeping. I was drinking to just try and just numb the pain so one night I just pulled it out," Oldroyd told the Metro of his plight.

 

Unhappy about the state of their teeth, the pair hopes to finally be able to get dental care.

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