Dentists provide treatment to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain.
A dentist can provide information and treatment to look after your teeth and gums. Regular check-ups help to see if you have any dental problems. Your dentist can carry out treatment such as fillings or root canal treatment, if you need it.
Some dentists provide a mixture of NHS and private care. If you are unsure what services your dentist provides, check with your dentist. All dentists have up to date practice information on the NHS services they have agreed to provide.
Your dentist can:
- provide regular check ups on your teeth and gums (adults should have a check up at least every two years, under 18’s should have a check up at least once a year)
- teach you how to look after your teeth and gums to prevent problems
- restore teeth damaged or lost due to decay, in an accident or other reasons.