Not all dentists offer NHS services. You can find your nearest NHS dentist here.
As with prescriptions, most patients are charged for dental treatment. There are a few dental services that are free for everyone:
- stopping bleeding in the mouth
- removing stitches
- repairing dentures
In addition, some groups are exempt from dental charges, such as:
- anyone under the age of 18, or under 19 in full time education
- people receiving certain benefits
- women who are pregnant or had a baby in the last 12 months
If you are not in one of these categories, you may have to pay. A person with low income or no recourse to public funds can apply for the NHS Low-Income Scheme mentioned above, to cover full or partial costs. For more information on dental charges, see here.