NHS dental charges
- Emergency dental treatment – £20.60
This covers emergency care in a primary care NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling.
- Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
- Band 2 course of treatment – £56.30
This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
- Band 3 course of treatment – £244.30
This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
For more information, see What is included in each NHS dental band charge?
What if I need more treatment?
If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need
more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one – such as another filling – you don’t have to pay anything extra.
However, after two months of completing a course of treatment , you will have to pay the NHS charge Band (listed above) for any dental treatment received.
Emergency or urgent treatment
If you require urgent care, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge of £20.60. Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment.
However, if more than one visit is required and you return to the same dentist to complete your urgent treatment, the Band 1 urgent charge is all that you should pay.
Once your urgent course of treatment is complete, you may be advised to make another appointment for a separate course of non-urgent treatment. In this case, the relevant Band charge will apply.
When you don’t have to pay
You don’t have to pay a dental charge:
- for denture repairs
- to have stitches removed
- if your dentist has to stop blood loss
- if your dentist only has to write out a prescription – however,
if you pay for prescriptions, you’ll have to pay the usual prescription
charge of £8.40 when you collect your medicine(s)
Dental Hygiene Services
Did you know; gum disease and plaque build-up are often the most common causes of tooth decay and eventual tooth loss? At Westpoint Dental Centre, we pride ourselves on the close working relationship between our dentists and hygienists so that you can rest assured your oral health is always in good hands, with your treatment being adapted to any changes in the health of your gums and teeth.
New legislation now means that our hygienist treatments are available to anyone without a referral from a dentist. Whether you are already registered with us or not, you can benefit from a professional dental hygiene appointment.
Professional Hygiene Treatments Offered Directly £29.50 standard. £30.50 direct access.