NHS

 
Some NHS patients are entitled to either full or partial exemption from charges.  If you think you may qualify, please ask.  We will give you a treatment plan showing the estimated costs.

Charges from 1st April 2018:

  • £21.60 for an examination, basic diagnostic and preventative care, including X-rays, and scale and polish.
  • £59.10 includes all of the above, PLUS additional treatment, such as, fillings, root canal or extraction.
  • £256.50 includes all of the above, PLUS more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures or bridges.

For emergency appointments, we aim to see our registered patients within 24 hours. 


Please note that some services cannot be carried out on the NHS. Please ask your dentist for further information and estimates of private charges.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Patients who require urgent care are those requiring attention for:

  • Severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter pain-killers;
  • Dental and soft tissue acute infection/abcess/swelling
  • Trauma - for example knocking out a tooth

More serious problems

Please go to the Emergency Department or call 999 immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Uncontrollable bleeding following dental extractions
  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye
  • Severe trauma to the face and jaws

What is NOT considered an urgent dental problem?

  • Patients not in pain;
  • Aesthetic problems (loose or dislodged crowns and bridges, chipped tooth w/o pain, etc);
  • Patients with broken dentures or who require teeth to be added to their existing dentures;
  • Patients with hospital referral letters;
  • Patients requiring permanent restorations;
  • Non traumatic problems with orthodontic appliances (dislodged or lost retainers);
  • Patients who have no significant pathology;
  • Patients requiring a second opinion;
  • Patients using EDS as their regular dentist;
  • Requiring surgical extractions (wisdom teeth) and are not in pain