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    hi, just wondering if anyone could help. went to the dentist and got root canel treatment on one tooth, this was filled and i was advised that i will need a crown within the 6 mths. ( cost of the crown not given and i didnt even ask to be honest) i paid via the nhs of £156 for the root canel work but just wondering if the crown price will be via the nhs or do you need to pay private for this

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    it depends, in my dentist they have a sign saying some treatments like bridgework etc are only done privately, best bet to ring them and find out x x x

    Original Poster

    tried phoning them 3 times this afternoon but just goes onto the answering machine. when i asked him if i could get a white filling instead of the silver he said that i would need to go private for the full treatment ( would cost approx £370) decided to go via nhs.

    do you get any type of tax credits, i got mine done for free, as we are on tax credits

    take a look at this all dentist should pay the same price for nhs patients.

    whatprice.co.uk/den…tml

    looks like they robbed you, make a complaint, i did to my old dentist, he took me to one side and said very quietly that if i wanted root canal and a crown it would cost £500, well you can guess what i told him and i reported them for over charging.
    they are the dentist on eastcheap in letchworth, they are really bad.

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    wickedteen;5000635

    do you get any type of tax credits, i got mine done for free, as we are … do you get any type of tax credits, i got mine done for free, as we are on tax credits



    i get £30 p/m in tax credits for my little girl going to nursery ( dont know if this counts though)

    I have a nhs dentist . and like you had a root canel filling that cost about £45 then about 6 months later it cracked and had to have a crown ,Top teer on nhs cost £198 a few months back. if your treatment was on the nhs you were in my opinion overcharged.

    dh.gov.uk/en/…617

    down load the pdf file

    band 1 16.50
    band 2 45.60
    band 3 198.00

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    wickedteen;5000699

    looks like they robbed you, make a complaint, i did to my old dentist, he … looks like they robbed you, make a complaint, i did to my old dentist, he took me to one side and said very quietly that if i wanted root canal and a crown it would cost £500, well you can guess what i told him and i reported them for over charging.they are the dentist on eastcheap in letchworth, they are really bad.




    i went to a dentist 3 weeks ago ( didnt know that he wasnt an nhs dentist at the time )
    he told me that for my root canel and a crown it was £710 hence the reson that i changed to the nhs one last week. the first one charge me £80 for a check up , clean and an hi tech xray however failed to see that i need root canel. he was more interested in trying to get me to pay £2000 for an implant ( what a d*ck)

    my girlfriend works in a private dentistry and she said a crown woulf cost £375 + the £65 for a consultation!

    So push for NHS is possible!

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    zimmajon;5000656

    take a look at this all dentist should pay the same price for nhs … take a look at this all dentist should pay the same price for nhs patients.http://www.whatprice.co.uk/dentist/nhs-prices.html

    thanks for this but i am so thick its unreal, lol does this mean that the max i should pay for all the treatment is £198??? including my crown

    I had root canal work in January, something like 5 visits overall and it cost me about £66, so I think you've been doen there. As for the crown, sorry, I've never had one so don't know how much they might cost!

    louise.123;5000701

    i get £30 p/m in tax credits for my little girl going to nursery ( dont … i get £30 p/m in tax credits for my little girl going to nursery ( dont know if this counts though)



    you should be elidgible for a nhs tax credit exemption card, so no more paying for any dentist treatment or prescriptions, check it out and apply for it

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    wickedteen;5000956

    you should be elidgible for a nhs tax credit exemption card, so no more … you should be elidgible for a nhs tax credit exemption card, so no more paying for any dentist treatment or prescriptions, check it out and apply for it



    just checked and i dont get it as my family income is above the threshold thanks though

    apply for it any way, you never know you may get it.

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    maurice;5000728

    I have a nhs dentist . and like you had a root canel filling that cost … I have a nhs dentist . and like you had a root canel filling that cost about £45 then about 6 months later it cracked and had to have a crown ,Top teer on nhs cost £198 a few months back. if your treatment was on the nhs you were in my opinion overcharged.http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_096617down load the pdf file band 1 16.50band 2 45.60band 3 198.00



    does anyone know if this covers sedation ( i am a terriable patient) lol

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    is this the same in scotland, phoned that number on the web but they said its completely different but they only deal with england and wales
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