Dental Treatment

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Crypto1976, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    My colleague suggested that all nhs dental work is free/exempt when pregnant. Is this the case?

    If so do you take your prescription cert? (sorry if this is my second silly question of the day!!)
     
  2. Beadette

    Beadette I'm a blummin' Mumma!!!

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    I don't think ALL treatment is free - I think your normal scrape and polish plus check-up is but I would expect that you would still haveto pay for anything more serious (although they would prob no do serious dental work on you whilst preg anyway)

    Dentist's are robbing sods! lol (no offence to any dentists out there I'm kidding!)
     
  3. bunnyg82

    bunnyg82 Mum to 2 gorgeous boys

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    I am pretty sure all dental treatment is free - as with all prescriptions, etc.

    EDIT: Just checked the NHS website and it says "Dental treatment" so I think this must mean all dental treatment - while pregnant and a year after birth x
     
  4. discoclare

    discoclare Well-Known Member

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    You take your maternity exemption certificate (the same thing you use for free prescriptions). Funny I always knew that dentistry was free but never knew prescriptions were until I was pregnant!
    Anyway I need two impacted wisdom teeth removed but I don't think they're going to do that while I'm pregnant.
     
  5. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    Yes I just looked, and it looks like everything. This pregnancy lark is great!!
     
  6. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    hahaha i no its brill x
     
  7. Crypto1976

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    I just read something there that suggested that they hold off on extractions. I had two upper wisdom teeth done at the dentist but my lower ones done in hospital and I would put that off as long as you can, XXXX
     
  8. bungle

    bungle Mummy of 2 girls

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    Apart from the throwing up 5/6 times a day I'm having a ball!! Sorry :p

    free dental treatment is fab but I can't find an nhs dentist near me that's taking on patients for love nor money!! :-(
     
  9. bek74

    bek74 Mum of 5

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    LOL, although my dentist is just beautiful. My family and I have private health insurance and when we go to the dentist (every 6mths) he swipes my health fund card and NEVER charges me the gap. We just went in Nov and hubby had some work done on his teeth, our out of pocket after our health fund was like $600 (there are 5 of us) and he NEVER charged us, he never does. He is so wonderful.

    Now orthodontists, thats another story LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
     
  10. farm girl

    farm girl Well-Known Member

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    that's it I am moving to the UK!!! free dental and things when your preggers, heck so if you need you teeth cleaned just go find a guy and get preggers!!!!:) JK!!!! that's awesome
     
  11. Crypto1976

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    It is good. We moved to a new area and there were no nhs dentists when we moved, however a new one has opened close by and I will register tomorrow I think.
     
  12. bunnyg82

    bunnyg82 Mum to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Hahaha, in the long run I am not sure that would work out very economical!! £16.50 to have the teeth cleaned compared to £££££££ on a baby!!

    It's nice to have the freebies though :) x
     
  13. Beadette

    Beadette I'm a blummin' Mumma!!!

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    Ooppps sorry Hun it appears I have been misinformed! The thing I heard though was that if you needed a filling they wouldn't give you the silver ones when preg due to mercury risk but if you had white you had to pay as it's classed as cosmetic!

    Hmmm! I dunno! My (hot) dentist has recently gone private so I'm screwed! Don't think there's any NHS ones taking on near us! Xxx
     
  14. gina8177

    gina8177 Married with 1 baby boy

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    That is pretty nifty that you can get free dental care while pregnant! I'm pretty sure my insurance company doesn't cover the extra visits so I'll be paying out of pocket for one.
     
  15. rihanna

    rihanna Well-Known Member

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    Yay! I went to my dentist for my routine check up and turned out i had to have a few xrays on my teeth (which is completely ok in pregnancy) and i partial filling, not with the metal stuff like a proper filling but with just white filler stuff and it was all free!

    If my tooth had been more decayed he said i would have had injections and other filling anyway even tho i am preg! Anyway im sorted now and chufffed i didnt pay! xx
     
  16. ttcbambino#1

    ttcbambino#1 Mummy to 2 monkeys

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    I'm having a problem finding an NHS dentist taking on patients, does anyone know of an easy way to find one without ringing them all?!
     

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