Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay for my treatment?Check ups on the NHS are FREE for all patients.
If treatment is required it is usually paid for on the day it is carried out, with the exception of lab work related treatment like crowns, veneers or dentures. These items must be paid for in full before the fit appointment. Payment can be made by card or cash. There is also a finance option available for patients for the more expensive treatments so that the cost can be spread over a longer period of time. See ‘finance4patients’ section.
What age should I bring my child to see the dentist?As soon as possible.
We are part of the child smile scheme here at Tiwari-Watson Dental Care, bring your child in early for preventative advice and fluoride applications. Also bringing your child in earlier will allow them to get used to seeing the dentist which can help to avoid building up anxiety or fear about dental visits.
Am I entitled to free NHS dental treatment?The following circumstances allow free NHS dental treatment to be carried out:
- HC2 CERTIFICATE
- HC3 CERTIFICATE
- INCOME SUPPORT
- INCOME BASED JSA
- INCOME RELATED EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE
- TAX CREDIT
- PENSION CREDIT GUARANTEE CREDIT
- PREGNANT OR GAVE BIRTH LESS THAN 1 YEAR AGO
Are there ‘after hours’ appointments available?We have limited availability for appointments on Tuesday nights until 8pm and Saturday mornings until 12pm. To see our opening hours, click here.
I have a fear of the dentist. Is there anything that can help me overcome my fear?Here at Tiwari-Watson dental care we are very sympathetic towards patients anxieties and fears. Treatment can normally be carried out routinely by simply taking our time. If your anxieties are still too high to have treatment, we can offer you IV Sedation. To find out more, click here.
How often should I get a scale and polish?Generally it is important to have a scale and polish carried out every 3-6 months, although for some patients with advanced gum disease, these visits can be more frequent.
Who do I call If the practice is closed?If it is a dental emergency and the practice is closed please call NHS 24 on 111 and they will be able to direct you to the nearest emergency dental service.