Dental Treatments Available on the NHS


The NHS provides investigations and treatments for the mouth, teeth, and gums to keep them healthy and pain free. Examples include fillings, X-rays, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, etc. NHS dental treatments are classified into three categories, called bands, each with its own price tag. Thus, band 1 dental treatment is £19.70, band 2 is £53.90, while band 3 is the most expensive, at £233.70; it is also the most comprehensive. Band 2 covers everything listed in band 1 plus a range of other services, while band 3 covers everything in the previous two, plus inlays, onlays, crowns and other treatments.

Cosmetic and orthodontic treatments

Other types of treatments, such as implants and braces, are not normally available on the NHS, unless they are justified by a clear medical need. Cosmetic dental treatment like teeth whitening isn’t available either on the NHS, but you can get it privately with any NHS dentist in Camberley. Just note that the cost of any private treatment will be added to that of your NHS treatment. Also bear in mind that if you need an emergency dental treatment, there is a standard fee that is currently £19.70.

While the NHS does not cover cosmetic dentistry, veneers are included in Band 3 dental treatments. These are made from porcelain or composite resin, and provide a new, natural looking surface for the front or back of a tooth. Veneers will improve your smile by realigning your teeth or by making them appear whiter.

Some Common Dental Problems Faced By Everyone

Your dental health plays a great role in grooming your personality. For example, if you have white shining teeth you can smile, eat, talk, etc. with a self confidence about your personality. If you are facing a dental problem like bad breath, tooth decay, oral cancer etc. it is advisable to visit a private dentist in Glasgow as soon as possible, as a bit of carelessness can leave you in a big problem.

Various dental problems

Almost everybody faces a dental problem, some at an initial phase and some at advance one, but in both the cases, one should visit the dentist as soon as possible. Below given are some common dental problems with their preventive measures-

  • Bad breath- Bad breath is a common problem that is suffered by many people. It occurs due to the cavities, bacteria on the tongue, gum disease, oral cancer etc. Using the mouthwash for covering your bad breath will not cure your dental problem. Hence, for curing your bad breath you should brush twice a day, try to keep your tongue clean etc.
  • Tooth decay- It occurs when the food we eat combines with the plaque that forms on the teeth. In order to prevent tooth decay one should use mouthwash, eat healthy food, avoiding the junk food, eat sugarless gums etc.
  • Gum disease- It is a type of gum infection that surrounds the teeth and it serves as a reason behind the tooth loss in adults. You should floss once in a day; use antiseptic mouth wash etc. in order to prevent gum disease.