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 which have a 12-month warranty.
What about emergency treatment?
At Studental, we welcome patients who are in need of emergency dental care. Our NHS dentist in Oxford will guide you through the process and explain the costs if you are seeking treatment under the NHS. Urgent appointments for emergency treatment are subject to the pricing of Band 1.
NHS patients don’t have to pay for denture repairs and removing stitches, nor do they have to pay if the NHS dentist in Oxford tries to control blood loss in the mouth. However, standard charges apply for prescriptions.