To find a dentist , you can: Search by post code under ” Find Local Services”on the Health in Wales home page. Search by post code or by nearest town on the NHS Direct Wales website. Browse a list of dentists in your area on your local Health Board website.
If you’re struggling to find an NHS dentist which is taking on new patients , you should speak to your local Healthwatch who can provide information about local services. You should also notify NHS England about the issue, as it has a duty to provide routine and urgent dental care across the country.
You can get free NHS dental treatment if when the treatment starts you: are aged under 18. are aged 18 and in full time education. are pregnant or have had a baby within the 12 month before treatment starts.
Contact NHS 111 Wales or NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47 to book your appointment .
Dentists are not allowed to refuse any treatment available on the NHS and then offer it privately. There should only ever be one charge for a single course of treatment , even if the patient visits the dentist several times.
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some surgeries offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also contact NHS 111 , who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.
Anyone can apply to register with an NHS dentist and you are entitled to register with more than one dentist if you wish. You can attend any dentist you like, not just the dentist nearest to you.
The prices for private dental treatment are often only marginally more expensive than for NHS treatment. This means that, as a patient, you will gain all of the benefits available from having a private dentist for very little extra cost!
Everyone is entitled to NHS dental treatment to keep their teeth and gums healthy and free from pain. So, if you need dental treatment then you should be able to get it on the NHS .
Age. You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if, when your treatment starts, you’re: under 18. under 19 and in full time education.
Anyone can apply as long as they do not have savings or investments over a certain limit. You cannot get help if you or your partner (or both) have more than: £16,000 in savings, investments or property (not including the place where you live)
England & Wales Band 1: costs £20.60 in England and £14 in Wales . This covers standard examinations, diagnosis including x-rays, dental advice, and minor cosmetic treatment, like a scale and polish, fluoride varnish or a fissure sealant.
Try these tips to soothe throbbing tooth pain if you cannot see your dentist immediately: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Gently floss to remove food or plaque between teeth . Apply a cold compress to your jaw or cheek.
10 natural remedies for a tooth infection Saltwater rinse. One of the easiest things that you can do to help lessen the pain of a tooth infection and try to stop the spread of an infection is to rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater solution. Baking soda. Essential oils. Herbal teas. Hydrogen peroxide. Garlic. Over -the-counter pain killers. Coconut oil pulling.
Emergency dental treatment, generally, costs £22.70 – covering any emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practitioners (e.g. temporary fillings or minor pain relief).