A dad who was refused an emergency dental appointment because of coronavirus has pulled his own tooth out using a pair of pliers.
Billy Taylor, 33, spent an hour working the infected teeth out with the help of his young son as the pain had become ‘excruciating’.
He had tried to get a dentist and even called 111, but he claims he was told that he wouldn’t be seen unless he was struggling to breathe.
Dental authorities have warned that more and more people may start to take ‘matters into their own hands’ if strict lockdown measures mean surgeries stay shut. (Text and photo courtesy Metro)