With the constant news about the lack of public funding and austerity measures, you’d be forgiven for believing you couldn’t receive dental treatment on the NHS. Actually, the opposite is true; anyone is entitled to NHS dental care, saving you money and making caring for your oral health affordable. At Studental, an up-to-date, modern NHS dentist in Oxford, we offer services to students and local residents alike. Since not all treatments are available on the NHS, it is good to have more information on what is included. Here is a quick glance guide on what you need to know about NHS dental care. What treatments are allowed on the NHS? All aspects of preventive treatment, including 6-monthly hygiene appointments, are available on the NHS. Ensuring you receive everyday dental services is essential for long-term oral health. Your NHS dentist in Oxford will professionally descale your teeth, check your gums for inflammation and treat any issues that are arising. They will also check for decay; if you require a filling, this is covered by the NHS. Cosmetic fillings such as tooth-coloured or ‘white’ fillings are not covered. If you need more invasive procedures such as root canals, this is allowable, as is any restorative treatment of teeth that would be otherwise lost. If you want cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers and other types of treatments that adjust the aesthetic of your smile, the NHS will not cover this. If you would like these treatments, we do offer a range of financial services that may help you access them with affordable payment plans. How NHS dental costs are charged...
Being based on the Oxford Brookes University campus may have given you the impression we only work with the student population. Although it’s true, many of the students do visit us for their dental needs, our doors are open to everyone, both private and NHS. We aim to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere whilst providing access to quality, professional services. To this aim, we have an NHS dentist in Oxford with a special interest in several areas of advanced dentistry and dental surgery, to suit all your restorative requirements. Our special interest team Our team offers in depth knowledge and up to date treatment from periodontal issues and dental implants to repairing damage to the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth and gums. KrutiDesia Kruti has focused on all aspects of periodontal health. This is a branch of dentistry that looks at the structures supporting and surrounding your teeth. Periodontal disease, for example, can lead to the loss of your teeth, attacking these structures, until tooth loss occurs. To this aim, Kruti also practices implantology, replacing lost teeth with tiny, titanium screws that bond to bone within your jaw, thus creating a very stable, strong platform for replacement teeth, such as dentures to be attached to. Kruti is passionate about all aspects of periodontal health and how it affects your oral and general health. Pranay Patel Pranay complements the work of Kruti due to his special interest in prosthodontics. He is accomplished in creating natural-looking dentures, crowns and bridges that can be fitted to dental implants. Pranay wishes to ensure all patients can have full restoration of not...
In a world where we are all so busy and have to tackle so many tasks at the same time, it is important to prioritise tasks, especially when they are health-related. Yet visiting the dentist regularly is not a priority for many people. At Studental, we provide quality oral care services and we want to ensure that our patients get all the attention they deserve. If you want to stay on top of your oral health and prevent any problems before they become too serious, then you should arrange an appointment with our NHS dentist in Oxford. Pain Pain usually indicates that something is wrong with your teeth and/or gums. If you suffer from a toothache it is really important to see our NHS dentist in Oxford, even if the pain goes away after medication. A toothache may be caused by: Gum disease Tooth decay Abscesses Tooth grinding Infection Irregular bite. Instead of relying on painkillers, it is imperative to see our NHS dentist in Oxford. Any of the above symptoms are serious enough to cause problems such as tooth loss is left untreated. Bleeding gums If you have sensitive, puffy, red, swollen and bleeding gums, then you probably have gum disease. Gum disease is a serious oral condition that is linked to various health problems. Fortunately, early-stage gum disease can be reversed with a thorough dental cleaning and great oral care at home. If your gums keep bleeding even after treatment, however, you should seek the help of our dentist in Oxford. Bleeding gums are also an indication of diabetes or heart disease. In this case, our NHS...
If you are looking for a dentist and you can’t afford to go entirely private, then you’ve come to the right place. At Studental, we co-operate with the NHS to bring you quality treatments at affordable prices. In general, the NHS covers any treatment that is important for protecting your oral health. Our NHS dentist in Oxford will examine your teeth carefully, diagnose potential problems and inform you of all the treatment options available. And remember – just because you are paying less, it doesn’t mean that you are receiving inferior patient care. NHS dental charges If you didn’t already know, there are currently 3 charges related to NHS dental care, categorised under 3 bands. Band 1 covers diagnosis, a dental check-up and general advice and costs £21.60. Band 2 covers everything included in Band 1, but also includes more complex oral treatment such as root canals, filling and tooth extractions. It costs £59.10. Lastly, Band 3 also includes everything in Band 1 and Band 2 along with tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges for the cost of £256.50. What if someone needs extra treatment? If you need extra treatment, our NHS dentist in Oxford will let you know about the additional cost if any. In general, if you need to see the dentist within 2 months from your last treatment and you require more treatment from the same or a lower band, then you won’t pay extra. If you need treatment from a higher band, then you will have to pay anew. However, certain treatments are exempt from this regulation and these include fillings and crowns...
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families. We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all routine exams, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for advice and booking emergency appointments. Dental emergencies include:
Severe pain for over 48 hours
Trauma or uncontrolled bleeding
We understand this is inconvenient and it may mean the treatment timelines are extended. We will be able to reconvene normal service once it is safe to do so. If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.