NHS Dental Costs

At Goodall Dental Practice we have a strong foundation of providing excellent NHS dentistry for families across Walsall. We understand that good oral health starts at a young age so call us today to make an appointment for your family.

Features of NHS dental care

The NHS provides any treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free from pain. Some people may be able to receive free dental treatments, such as patients under 18 years of age, expectant and nursing mothers, or people on certain benefits. Other people may be able to apply for help to cover the costs of NHS dental treatments, such as students.

If you normally pay for NHS dental treatment, the amount you spend will depend on what clinical treatment you need.

NHS dental charges

There are three NHS charge bands:

  • Band 1: £25.80 covers an examination, diagnosis and advice. If necessary, it also includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further treatment. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.
  • Band 2: £70.70 covers all treatment covered by Band 1, plus additional treatment, such as fillings, root canal treatment and removing teeth (extractions).
  • Band 3: £306.80 covers all treatment covered by Bands 1 and 2, plus more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges.

If, within two months of completing a course of treatment, you need more treatment from the same charge band or a lower one – such as another filling – you don’t have to pay anything extra.

However, after two months of completing a course of treatment, you will have to pay the NHS charge Band (listed above) for any dental treatment received.

Be aware that being repeatedly late for your treatment sessions or failure to attend appointments may result in the early termination of the course of treatment.

For more information on NHS treatment at Goodall Dental Practice, and whether you have to pay or can get help toward the costs, call the team on 01922 642621, or click here to send an online request.