White Oak Tree

Oak Hill Dental Practice

101 Oak Hill, Woodford Green IG8 9PF

Telephone 020 3146 2123

Why is a check-up important?

A check-up allows the dentist to see if you have dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. It is best to prevent problems early or treat them early. Leaving them could mean that treatment is more difficult in the future.

What is a dental emergency?

Significant facial swelling - this is a condition which can be life threatening. A small lump on the side of the gum is not classed as a significant facial swelling. A true and significant facial swelling will limit the patient from swallowing or limit opening of the mouth.

Trauma - this could be due to an accident leaving a tooth fractured or even completely lost.

Uncontrollable bleeding- this can happen after an extraction. NHS 111 will advise patients what to do in situations like this, but if all attempts fail to stop bleeding, the emergency dentist will see the patient.

What will happen during my first appointment?

  • At your first appointment you will be asked to complete a medical history form and a short Questionnaire so we can fully understand your needs and concerns.

      • A thorough oral examination will be taken. The dentist will fully chart the health of your teeth and gums and take the necessary x-rays, this will establish a full diagnosis.

          • The dentist will take as much time as you need to listen to any concerns which you may have, answer questions and explain dental procedures in a simple and easy to understand language to allow you to make an educated decision.

              • A treatment plan can be provided which will detail the various treatment options available, with associated timescales and charges for you to decide your preferred treatment.

Do I have to pay £53.90 (NHS Band 2) for each filling?

No, the charges are per course of treatment, so if your dentist tells you that you need 1 or more fillings or one or more teeth removing during your diagnosis then all these treatments will be covered under the £53.90. If however at a later date, when the previous course of treatments is completed, your dentist informs you that you need another filling, this is classed as a separate course of treatments and you will be charged accordingly.

What are the NHS charges?

Please refer to the NHS page.

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