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New research has revealed that emergency dentistry may be more common in Wales than in the rest of the UK.
According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (December 8th 2010), one in ten people in Wales has no natural teeth, with the corresponding figures for England and Northern Ireland found to be one in 17 and one in 14 respectively.
Furthermore, 20 per cent of the country's population said they cannot eat comfortably because they have dental problems.
The research also gave an insight into anxiety over going to the dentist, with women twice as likely to suffer from this than men.
Its authors said the study has shown that the UK's teeth have improved since the same research was carried out last year.
Anyone putting off having root canal treatment may want to get it done following a testimony from one patient earlier this week.
Nate Delesline told StarExponent.com that the procedure was nowhere near as painful as he expected.
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