| All You Need to Know |
What treatments are available under the NHS?
All clinically necessary treatments to secure and maintain your oral health is available on the NHS.
If you would like, you can agree to have some of your treatment provided privately, this will involve different materials and can take a longer appointment time. You may also choose to have cosmetic treatment which will be provided privately. This includes things like tooth whitening, white fillings / white crowns on back teeth.
Your dentist can tell you how much this will cost on top of charges for NHS treatment
How often will I need to go to the dentist?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has introduced guidelines on how often patients need to go to the dentist.
Your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit based on your individual oral health needs. This means that people with higher treatment needs may need to attend more frequently and others may only need to come once a year!
I need urgent/ emergency treatment, what should I do?
If you are a regular patient to our practice, please telephone and will do our best to get you seen as soon as possible.
If you do not have a regular dentist, you should contact 111 who will be able to help.
Please note: the definition of urgent in this case is purely to get a patient out of pain. It’s not a way to obtain routine treatment. Having urgent treatment is subject to the dentist’s opinion and is only used where your oral health is likely to deteriorate significantly, or if you’re in severe pain because of an oral condition. The dentist may act if they believe it’s necessary to prevent deterioration or to address that severe pain.