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Lady dies after dentist pulls all her teeth

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A disabled woman died after having all her teeth removed by a dentist at an NHS trust criticised for its "drastic" full extractions from other vulnerable patients.

Rachel Johnston underwent the operation after it was deemed necessary because of severe tooth decay.

But she collapsed hours after being discharged and spent days on a life-support machine in hospital, before her devastated family were told medics could not do any more to save her.

The procedure was carried out by the community dental service in Worcestershire. Two more families have told the BBC of their concerns with the service after their sons had the same "extreme" treatment without their knowledge.

In both cases, they were expecting their sons, who have learning disabilities, to have a small number of teeth removed but were left shocked when they emerged from the operating theatre with no teeth left.

Full horror: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-46522258

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Wickian

Always remember to brush and floss kids.

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seanjo
53 minutes ago, Wickian said:

Always remember to brush and floss kids.

It's not that simple, my missus is disabled; when she got ill causing her disability she got an infection because of her low immunity and had to have all of her teeth extracted. She used to be fastidious looking after her teeth...it's devastated her to be honest.

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OverSword
13 minutes ago, seanjo said:

it's devastated her to be honest.

Sorry for her troubles.

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danydandan

Surely that's a major operation and a dentist should not be anywhere near that sort of surgery?

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aztek

bad infections are treated with antibiotics first, you pull the tooth before, you got a chance of sending that infection in your blood stream,  especially when you remove more than 1.   you do not have to be a dentist to know these simple things. 

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aztek
3 hours ago, danydandan said:

Surely that's a major operation and a dentist should not be anywhere near that sort of surgery?

extractions are done by dentists, oral surgeries are done buy dentists\surgeons.  no one but dentist is qualified to do the work.

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danydandan
44 minutes ago, aztek said:

extractions are done by dentists, oral surgeries are done buy dentists\surgeons.  no one but dentist is qualified to do the work.

The article said it was done in a normal dentist surgery. Which isn't as sterile as an operation theater, that's why I'm asking.

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