When you need a dentist
If you have a regular dentist then it is important you keep up your appointments to maintain your dental health. Two missed appointments or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) or not visiting your dentist for more than two and a half years might mean you are removed from your dentist’s patient list.
You may have to wait two to three months for a routine appointment, this applies to both new and existing patients.
If you do not have a dentist call NHS 111. We will let you know if any practices are currently accepting NHS patients.
Visit www.nhs.uk to find your nearest dentist.
The team at NHS North Kirklees works alongside local dentists to allocate patients to practices taking on patients.
Emergency dental treatment
If you have a regular dentist, you will have access to emergency dental treatment out of normal surgery hours. This service is only for urgent dental treatment that cannot wait until the next working day and can be accessed through NHS 111.
For emergency dental treatment in normal working hours, you should contact your own dental practice as early in the morning as possible. If you do not have a regular dentist, or are away from home, ring NHS 111 for advice and they will arrange an appointment if you urgently need to be seen.