5th November 2019
A guide to NHS dentist treatment
As a dental practice, we offer treatment both privately and on the NHS. For those wanting an NHS dentist in York, here’s what you need to know.
The NHS provides what’s called ‘’clinically necessary’’ treatment, which aims to keep your mouth, teeth and gums both healthy and pain-free. Not everything is available on the NHS, including more cosmetic procedures, but as we offer both private and NHS treatment here at Blossom Dental, we may be able to offer you something privately that you wouldn’t be able to get on the NHS. For most procedures, we’ll give you a written plan with clear costs. Here’s a quick guide to NHS treatments:
– Crowns and bridges
– Dental abscesses
– Orthodontics (for example, braces)
– Root canals
– Scale and polish
– Wisdom tooth extraction
We can offer other treatments, such as implants or teeth whitening, privately.
NHS treatment bands
Unlike medical care, there are charges on the NHS for dentistry – although you may be exempt in certain instances, for example if your dentist has to stop bleeding from your mouth. We’ll always be upfront about any charges you may need. Prices on the NHS are categorised by ‘bands’, depending on the type of treatment you need. The cheapest, band 1, has pricing starting from £22.70 at the time of writing, though you can visit the NHS dental charges webpage for the most up-to-date costs.
An advantage of NHS treatment is that it may be more affordable than going private for the same thing, however we do offer interest-free finance on some of our private treatments.
At Blossom Dental, we’re committed to both general and cosmetic dentistry excellence – whether you’re looking for an NHS dentist or would prefer private treatment. We pride ourselves on serving our community and its families, offering treatments tailored to you. And our team is renowned for its care and consideration, bringing together dentists, hygienists, treatment co-ordinator and support staff to meet your needs.
Register with us today
We’re York’s leading dental practice, known for being both an NHS dentist and a private dentist. With award-winning service that’s also rated five stars by our patients, plus a team of dedicated experts, we have all you need to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. To register or book in for a treatment, contact us today.