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First Time To The Dentist

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Charlottee, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Charlottee

    Charlottee · Member

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    Hello!
    I am going first time to the dentist, how much do they charge? Is there NHS support?
    Also, my lower front tooth protrudes giving me headaches sometimes, is it possible to fix it for free?
    thanks!
     
  2. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The NHS has three different bands of charges: £19.70, £53.90, and £233.70.
    The first band is for basic check up, scale, polish etc. The second band is for intermediate treatment like fillings, extractions etc. The third band is for more in depth treatment, like crowns etc.

    I think that if you are in full time education or get certain benefits, then you can get free treatment. If not, then unfortunately you have to pay the full costs.
     
  3. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    very costly i must admit.... you would think we could get help with the costs being diabetic and past 70 years of age but nooooo
     
  4. luceeloo

    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think that Diabetics should get help towards the cost of dental treatment, because our disease actually affects our gum and teeth health. I had to have 8 back teeth taken out last year, and had to pay nearly £250 for the privilege. I'm certain than if I wasn't diabetic, I wouldn't have had any problems with my teeth.
     
  5. Salvia

    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I had one tooth taken out earlier this year, and it cost be £105 !! Since the tooth was very loose, and almost falling out by itself, I felt more than a little miffed at the cost. So, 8 teeth for about £250 seems like a reasonable deal by comparison (well, if having to have 8 teeth extracted could be regarded as a reasonable deal in any circs). Like you, all the teeth I have lost have been OK & healthy - my problem has been with gum issues and loss of bone structure over the years, which caused my teeth to become loose.
     
  6. Greys0n

    Greys0n · Member

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    now dentists are very expensive
     
  7. bonus

    bonus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Compare those prices from 5 years ago with current prices:eek: . I need root canal and crown x 2/3 . Very scared :nailbiting:
     
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