Treatment for exposed nerve has dental patient smiling

MORE than a week ago Maryborough woman Zoe Tapply told the Chronicle she was left in agony after an emergency dental visit.

The nerve of Ms Tapply's tooth became exposed during a procedure, leaving her unable to sleep and reliant on heavy pain killers.

While she still believes she should have been treated sooner, Ms Tapply is now swollen but happy, after having two teeth removed by a specialist.

"It's finally all sorted," she said.

At the time, Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service executive director of oral health Dr Malcolm Donaldson told the Chronicle everybody dimely care but demand meant occasionally some people might have to wait longer for treatment than they wanted to.

The health service introduced a call centre (1300 300 850) in the past two years to further assist with the triage and prioritising of emergency care.



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