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Dental Care Costs


Band 1 Treatment
  • Cost: £26.80
  • Examples: Clinical examination, adjusting braces, X-rays
Band 2 Treatment
  • Cost: £73.50
  • Examples: Fillings, root canal treatment, oral surgery
Band 3 Treatment
  • Cost: £319.10
  • Examples: Bridges, crowns, braces, dentures

Free Dental Treatment


You can get free dental treatment if you:

  • Are under 18
  • Are under 19 and in full-time education
  • Are pregnant
  • Have given birth in the last twelve months
  • Have a valid HC2 certificate

You might also get free or reduced-cost treatment if you have a low income and receive benefits like:

  • Income Support
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit (if you meet the criteria)

Emergency Dental Care


  • Contact your dentist for urgent treatment.
  • If you don’t have a dentist or it is out of hours, call NHS 111 for the nearest out-of-hours dental service.
  • Emergency treatment costs £26.80 unless you’re eligible for free treatment.
  • Go to A&E if you have heavy bleeding, face/mouth/tooth injuries, or severe swelling of the mouth, lips, throat, neck, or eyes.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please contact the Friends, Families and Travellers helpline on 01273 234 777. We are open Monday to Friday10am to 4.30pm excluding bank holidays.

Correct as of June 2024.

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