You should see a dentist regulary for the routine check-ups even if you are not experiencing any problems with your mouth or teeth Attending regulary helps you and your dentist to keep your mouth, teeth and gums in good health and pain free.
Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-up can vary from three months to two years depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of furture problems.
Changes for NHS dental treatment
There are three charge bands for NHS dental treatment
Emergency dental treatment - £19.70 : This covers emergency care in an NHS dental practice such as pain relief or a temporary filling
Band 1 course of treatment - £19.70: This covers an examination, diagnosis (including X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if clincally needed, and preventative care such as the application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant if appropriate.
Band 2 course of treatment - £53.90: This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or removal of teeth but not more complex items covered by Band 3.
Band 3 course of treatment - £233.70: this covers everything listed in Bands and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures, bridges and other laboratory work.
For information on charges for NHS dental treatment, visit the NHS website
Emergency dental Treatment - Walsall
The dental access centre is a dedicated emergency dental service in Walsall. The Service is for those who do not have a regular dentist but require emergency dental treatment. If youare suffering from the dental pain and you have a dentist that you routinely visit please contact them directly.
The dental access centre will try and see dental emergencies as soon as possible, the service works by appointment only so it is important that you telephone first. The dental access centre cannot offer long term treatment and support or offer appointments for regular dental exminations.