If you require urgent care, you'll pay a Band 1 charge of £25.80.
Most urgent treatments can be done in one appointment.
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 NHS banding charge will apply.
When you do not have to pay
There's no dental charge:
- for denture repairs
- to have stitches removed
- if your dentist has to stop blood loss
- for a prescription only (you'll have to pay the usual NHS prescription charge unless you are exempt)
Referral to another dentist
If you're referred to another dentist to complete your treatment, the amount you pay is dependent on the type of referral and whether the NHS treatment is carried out as one course of treatment.
Your dentist will inform you how much you have to pay.
If you're referred to a private dentist (and you accept this option), you'll:
- pay the appropriate NHS banding charge to the dentist who referred you
- also pay a fee for the dental work carried out by the private dentist you're referred to