I've been in a lot of pain the last few days with a bad tooth and another that has broken off. I phoned my last dentist and the line was dead.(Gone out of business?) So came on the PC and searched for others in this area. (NHS website..List last updated August 2011 :thumbdown I phoned 11 and all said they were fully booked...two said they'd ring back if a gap appeared in the waiting list.Four said they could see me if I paid for private care So I phoned PALS the NHS help line to find a dentist....Their help line said on a recorded message they were very busy and would call me back within 48 hours.:angry: I mentioned this in my local shop and the lass in there gave me the number of her dentist who she said had NHS spaces...magic!... I'm in tomorrow morning. Aint it marvelous that the NHS helpline and website were a dead loss and I found help from my local shop girl?