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Woman in agony with exposed nerve wants urgent surgery

Zoe Tapply has been unable to sleep since a nerve in her mouth became exposed during an emergency dental visit.
Zoe Tapply has been unable to sleep since a nerve in her mouth became exposed during an emergency dental visit. Robyne Cuerel

A MARYBOROUGH woman is desperate for specialist medical attention after an exposed nerve in her mouth left her in agony.

Zoe Tapply said the nerve became exposed during an emergency dental visit last week and she has since been unable to sleep and is relying on heavy painkillers that leave her unable to drive.

There is no suggestion the dentist was at fault and Ms Tapply has been told she can see an oral surgeon on March 25 - but she says she cannot cope with the pain.

She's been to the Maryborough emergency ward and her general practitioner to no avail.

"It feels like a knife going in and someone twisting it," Ms Tapply said.

"I can't go anywhere or do anything.

"It's shocking and I'm getting really angry because of the pain.

"I'm not coping with it at all."

Ms Tapply, a dental nurse by trade, believes her case should be treated much sooner than March 25, and has contacted Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen and Queensland Health in a bid to be seen urgently.

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service Executive Director Oral Health Malcolm Donaldson said WBHHS could not comment on individual cases without patient consent.

"There are times when there can be complications around (dental treatment)and when this happens appropriate follow up appointments are arranged to ensure treatment is prioritised," he said.

"All patients are advised to contact our call centre on 1300 300 850 if they have ongoing symptoms which require urgent care."

On March 7, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg opened six new dental chairs at Maryborough Base Hospital, bringing the total number of dental chairs within the hospital to 15.

Mr Springborg said between February 2013 and February 2014 the total number of people in the Wide Bay on the dental waiting list fell from 12,252 to 5895 - a 51% reduction.

Topics:  dentist maryborough wide bay hospital and health service



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