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Millions of Brits face agonising wait to see the dentist after 10m appointments delayed by coronavirus pandemic

MILLIONS of Brits face an agonising wait to see the dentist after an estimated 10million appointments were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned it could take months to clear the backlog with campaigners claiming the coronavirus crisis has been disastrous for children’s oral health.

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The BDA says it could take months to clear the backlog of patients

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The BDA says it could take months to clear the backlog of patientsCredit: Reuters

Many surgeries reopened last month after being shut during lockdown but strict rules mean they can only deal with just a few patients a day.

The BDA estimates more than 10million check-ups and treatments, such as fillings, were put on hold during the time surgeries were forced to close due to Covid-19.

Those patients who have been able to get an appointment now face charges of up to £40 for PPE

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