Dental advice wanted – denied root canal treatment
"I have a tooth with a 5-year-old root canal which is failing (infection underneath). My NHS dentist thinks I should have it redone but he doesn’t provide the service. He forwarded me to the region’s waiting list for treatment… after 4 months wait my dentist got back a letter from the PCT telling him that I did meet all the criteria to join their waiting list but that they are "full to capacity" so can’t even add me to their waiting list. Apparently I am welcome to try again in the next financial year when they might start adding people to their waiting lists again.
How can I be denied access to NHS treatment which my dentist and the authorities agree I need because they claim "the whole region is full to capacity"?