What problems can the service help with?
General dental problems
What problems can’t the service help with?
Unable to open mouth
Who can use the service?
Anyone. Some patients may be entitled to free Dental Treatment e.g.
– 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 low income benefits
How does patient access the service?
You can find a local dentist online, simply search for NHS Dentist
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some offer emergency dental slots.
You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.
If you still can’t find a dentist accepting NHS patients, call NHS England’s Contact Centre on 0300 311 2233.
Only visit A&E in serious circumstances, such as:
– severe pain
– heavy bleeding
– injuries to the face, mouth or teeth
What can patient expect when they contact service?
carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
ask about your general health / problems you have had with your teeth, mouth or gums
ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking and drinking
ask about your teeth-cleaning habits and give you advice
explain any risks, as well as dental costs, of all treatment you may need
discuss with you when your next visit should be