3 Dec 2020

3yo left in pain without treatment for crumbling teeth

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 3 December 2020

A three-year-old girl whose back teeth were crumbling and painful couldn't be treated immediately because her case didn't qualify as urgent.

She's one of thousands of children around the country who are waiting months for work under general anaesthetic because the public system is so overwhelmed.

Some parents are resorting to borrowing money so they can be treated privately.

Rowan Quinn reports.