Jump to content

dental referal

style="text-align: center;">  

Thread Locked

because no one has posted on it for the last 911 days.

If you need to add something to this thread then


Please click the "Report " link


at the bottom of one of the posts.


If you want to post a new story then


Start your own new thread

That way you will attract more attention to your story and get more visitors and more help 



Recommended Posts

Simple answer is yes. Your Dentist would charge you the NHS rate and make a referral. You then might need 2 hospital appointments. First one is an assessment only and then they book you in for the extraction. This could take two months before the extraction happens.


This is based on the extraction not being urgent. If it is urgent because of extreme pain, then it depends. The local dental hospital might have an arrangement for urgent referrals. If your dentist refuses to refer you and you don't trust the dentist, then contact the dental hospital direct.

We could do with some help from you.



 Have we helped you ...?         Please Donate button to the Consumer Action Group


If you want advice on your thread please PM me a link to your thread

Link to post
Share on other sites

Our local dental hospital operates a walk in service - no appointment needed - for those that need urgent treatment, assessed in the morning and treated in the afternoon. Find out how yours operate.

Please consider making a small donation to help keep this site running




Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

It depends on the area. The way it works around where I live is that the dentist makes the referral. It isn’t sent to a hospital but a centralised office who assess and then either bounce it back to the dentist (just because a patient demands does not mean that they are eligible for hospital treatment), sends it onwards to a specialist practice or for very difficult cases sends it on to the hospital. On the most part it’s a good system as it keeps the waiting list down for the difficult cases.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can’t offer any specific advice about the process but if you have any concerns over the procedure then please do talk them through with your dentist, it could be that the dental hospital isn’t necessarily the best place for your treatment or that the dentist agrees with you and refers you urgently. Nevertheless it’s worth talking it through openly and airing your reasoning.

My views are my own and are not representative of any organisation. if you've found my post helpful please click on the star below.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Have we helped you ...?

  • Create New...