Find dental care

How to find and get dental treatment.

How to find a dentist

Search for a dentist in your area.

Put your postcode into this NHS dentist search

NHS compared to private care

NHS dentist you'll usually pay less (if not exempt). They will be able to do work to keep your teeth healthy, but not be able to do any cosmetic work.

Private dentist higher costs, but you'll be able to get a greater range of treatments.


You need to pay for your dental care, unless you're under 18 or receiving certain benefits.

Read more about NHS treatment costs on the NHS website

Find out if you can get help with your dental costs

Out-of-hours dental treatment

If you have a dental emergency

Contact NHS on 111 for advice outside normal practice hours.

If you are in severe pain, are bleeding a lot, have a major head injury or concussion, you should go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital.

Further information

For all information about NHS dental care, visit the NHS choices dental website