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Pandemic exacerbates dental service problems for people across Cambridgeshire

The covid shutdown of dental services across the Cambridgeshire worsened existing problems around access to high street NHS dental care.

With one patient in Fenland admitting to resorting to DIY tooth extraction to get rid of the pain.

Although dental surgeries were able to reopen in June if they were covid-safe, restrictions around social distancing, infection control, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene mean dentists can see only about a third of their usual daily appointments.

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