Can I have Dental Sedation on the NHS? | Dental Treatment Guide

In some cases, the NHS may pay for you to have dental sedation, or cover some of the cost. At a private clinic or hospital you will have to pay a fee. However, if you visit an NHS clinic or hospital to have dental sedation (and do not fall into any of the categories which might make you exempt from payment) then the cost of the procedure may be less, possibly even half what you might be charged at a private practise. There are some categories which might make you exempt from paying for dental sedation, for example if you are an adult and have specific circumstances which mean that you are exempt from paying a fee, or if you're child is between the ages of 0 and 18.

Your dentist or general practitioner will be able to tell you whether you may be eligible to have dental sedation on the NHS, and if it is not possible they may refer you to a dental practise which has a lower cost for dental sedation.

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