Post by Lancashire Lass on Feb 16, 2021 21:56:47 GMT
My YD had tooth ache last week so rang our dentist for appointment. She is staying with us for a while during lockdown having not been very well and needing some TLC. She is no longer registered at our dentist after she went to uni. She was given an emergency appointment and asked to lay up front -£180. That seems SO expensive but as I have Denplan, I have never had to pay. Anyone able to tell me if this seems a lot or the going rate?
Poor girl, toothache uurgh. I have Denplan LL but still have to pay, it seems to only give a discount off what it would be. Denplan gives me free check ups, x rays and hygiene sessions and a reduction in the cost of any treatments, it also means I can have an emergency appointment 24/7 but I still find the cost of treatment darned expensive. I went yesterday morning actually to have a double filling removed (an old filling in two joining back teeth that had to be replaced as it had started to disintegrate) and re filled, it was £200.00!!
We are not "well off" by any stretch of the imagination, we actually live quite frugally, dentistry is the only thing I am willing to get my credit card out for as my dentist is pure genius and I love her and she cured me of my extreme phobia
I think £180 for an emergency call out at a private dentist sounds about right LL, if you're not registered with them, was that just the call out or did it include treatment?
I hope your girl is feeling better having some time with mum xx
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Wow that seems a lot but I expect it’s what a private dentist would charge. We have an NHS dentist - £23 for a check up and £43 for the treatment- mine was re filling an old filling which was loose. I think it’s more than it used to be because of Covid they are doing half hour appointment only