What to Expect
The dentist will perform a complete oral examination and discuss any treatment you may need. The examination can identify conditions such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even oral cancer.
Teeth cleaning may be performed during your first visit, or might be scheduled for a follow-up visit depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.
We are currently accepting new patients. To register simply call our reception team during working hours on 01224 722662, or leave your name and number on the answering machine and somebody will call you back as soon as possible. For larger groups or families, please visit the surgery where we can fill out all of the correct forms and make your first appointments for you.
As an NHS patient you are entitled to two free exams per year. To book an appointment, pop in or call reception. We may send you a recall letter if your appointment is overdue as it is recommended you attend regularly.
Please be aware that we require 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel an appointment. Late cancellation or missed appointments may incur a charge of £1 per minute.
The NHS provides all the treatment necessary to secure and maintain your oral health. There are some treatments (mainly cosmetic) that are not normally available under the NHS, and you may choose to have these provided privately. You may also choose to have some treatment provided privately as an alternative to NHS treatment. The dentist will discuss these options with you so that you can make an informed choice. The private treatment price lists are also visible throughout the practice.
NHS Treatment price list:
Prices vary depending on size and placement – Reception will be happy to supply you with an individual treatment plan.
- Two small x-rays £4.64
- Scale and polish £10.76
- Amalgam Filling from £7.20
- White filling from £13.60
- Root canal treatment from £38.92 (for single rooted tooth)
- Root canal treatment up to £82.80 (for multiple roots)
- Crown from £93.08
- Extraction from £6.64
If you have dental insurance allowing you to claim back these charges, please bring the appropriate forms to your appointment.
Patients aged 18 and over normally pay charges for NHS treatment. There is NO CHARGE if you are:
- Pregnant or have had a child in the last 12 months
- If you are aged 18 and in full time education
- If you or your partner are named on a current HC2 NHS charges certificate
- If you or your partner are named on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- If you or your partner receive Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
If you are not in any of these groups, but have a low income, you may still be able to get help with NHS charges. You can get a claim form HC1 from any Social Security office.