The service finder on the NHS website enables you to find local NHS services, including dentists . You will need to contact the dental practice directly and check whether they are currently accepting NHS patients.
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.
Problems finding an NHS dentist If after contacting several dental surgeries you still cannot find a dentist accepting NHS patients, call NHS England’s Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 2233.
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.
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 .
Once registered , you stay on that dentist’s patient list for 24 months. This registration period will be extended if you return for another examination or further treatment during that period.
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!
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.
A: Dental emergencies are classified as any incident involving your mouth, which requires immediate medical attention and treatment. Severe pain and bleeding are some of the most common signs of a dental problem that can be considered an emergency .
While dentists , in serving the public, may exercise reasonable discretion in selecting patients for their practices, dentists shall not refuse to accept patients into their practice or deny dental service to patients because of the patient’s race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
Cavities, periodontal disease, and other oral conditions are commonly associated with inadequate attention to nutrition and dental hygiene and can be signs of neglect .
How much does tooth extraction cost? Getting a tooth removed costs you a Band 2 fee of £62.10 on the NHS. Done privately, you’d be looking at between £55 and £250 to get a tooth pulled with back teeth and wisdom tooth removal being the most expensive.
You don’t have to pay for NHS dental treatment if you’re: under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education. pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months. being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
If you don’t have a dentist or can ‘t get an emergency appointment: call 111 – they can advise you what to do . find a dentist near you – ask if you can have an emergency appointment.