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Healthy teeth and gums, and a mouth free from disease, are important. It is important therefore to visit a dentist regularly.

Your dentist can:

  • provide regular check ups on your teeth and gums (adults should have a check up at least every two years, under 18s at least once a year)
  • teach you how to look after your teeth and gums to prevent problems
  • restore teeth damaged or lost due to decay, in an accident or other reasons

NHS England is responsible for NHS dentistry in the area. NHS dentists have agreed to provide NHS dental services for the local community. You can see an NHS dentist anywhere in the county – you are not restricted by your postcode.

If you do not currently access NHS Dentistry find a local dentist who has places available using the NHS website.

In the event of an emergency:

General Dentistry:

Patients who regularly attend a specific Dental Practice (for NHS or Private treatment) should contact the practice they normally attend.  When that practice is closed an answer machine will provide details about how to contact an on-call dentist for urgent treatment.

Dental Access Centre:

An urgent dental service is delivered from Dental Access Centre 2 Kimbrose Way, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2DB.  For patients with urgent NHS Dental needs please telephone NHS 111.