Self Help and Wellbeing

Dental Service

What problems can the service help with?


Gum problems

Wisdom teeth

General dental problems


What problems can’t the service help with?


Difficulties swallowing

Severe swelling

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