The NHS will provide any clinically necessary treatment needed to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.
Decisions about which treatment is appropriate will be based on a clinical assessment and clinical judgement.
Your dentist must make clear which treatments can be provided on the NHS and which can only be provided on a private basis, and the costs associated for each.
You can find out more, including how to find an NHS dentist below:
- What dental services are available on the NHS?
- Dental treatment for people with special needs
- How to find an NHS dentist
- What happens when you visit an NHS dentist
- Who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England?
- How can I access an NHS dentist in an emergency or out of hours?
- How do I complain about my dental treatment?
- What if my NHS dental treatment goes wrong?
- Dental costs
Emergency dental care
If you are registered with a dentist, please call them. They will undertake an assessment of your needs over the phone, manage your problem remotely or identify a time and location in which you can receive a face to face assessment and treat your urgent problems.
If your dentist cannot help you right now, they will find a hub practice that is equipped to manage your needs right now.
If you don’t have a dentist or your dentist is closed you can also access help 24/7 by calling NHS 111.
If you live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge and you urgently need a dentist when your dentist is closed there is an urgent dental advice and support line: 020 3594 0938.
This is open 6pm-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. At all other times, please call NHS 111.