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NHS Dental charges and exemptions

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Band 1


This charge will include an examination, diagnosis and preventative care. If necessary this will include:

- X-rays
- oral health advice
- planning for further treatment

Urgent and out-of-hours care will also cost £14.70 and may include pain relief, repairs to fillings, inlays or a temporary filling.

Band 2


This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.70 charge plus:

- additional fillings
- root canal treatments
- extractions
- periodontal treatment (for gum disease)

Band 3


This charge includes all necessary treatment covered by the £14.70 and £47.00 charges plus more complex procedures such as:

- crowns
- dentures
- bridges

You will only pay one charge even if you need to visit more than once to complete a course of treatment.

If you are referred to another dentist, you will still pay one charge (to the dentist who refers you).

If you need more treatment at the same charge level (e.g. an additional filling) within two months of seeing your dentist, this will be free of charge.

You should ask your dentist how much your individual treatment plan will cost. The dental practice may ask you to pay before beginning your treatment.

There will be no charge if a dentist assesses that they only needs to issue a prescription, or if they remove stitches from a previous procedure.

The NHS in Wales require us to collect data on the factors which affect our patients’ oral health. When you come for your appointment we will ask you questions about your habits and diet and use the information to assess your risk of dental disease and make recommendations accordingly. We also use this information to set your recommended recall times.