Dental treatment

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.