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    I have an idea about how to go to a GP - after having signed up for one when I started my studies and so on. But what do you actually do when you have to go to a dentist? I have an urgent problem with a tooth (not just toothache) and should see a dentist tomorrow morning.

    Would anyone be so kind to give me a brief overview about what to do and expect? Thank you
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    Some places have walk in clinics
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    I would phone up or pop in and ask if you can get an emergency appointment, I guess. I don't know how likely you are to get one the next day, but I imagine they must accommodate for emergencies.
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    Thanks. I admit, it's a pretty stupid question but I've never thought about it before.

    Do you register with one dentist/practice and have to stick to it then or can you go wherever you want (as a student)?
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    Your university should have some info about local dentists/emergency dental places that can help you out. I dont know if you'll have to register though.
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    Depends if you want nhs or not, nhs there's a list on the website of all the nhs dentists http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories...iceSearch.aspx or http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/lo...aspx?s=Dentist for wales, should be a list, although not sure if it will be on this website of the ones that are taking on new clients, private dentists tend to be expensive unless you have health insurance that covers it i've heard although i'm not sure how much of a saving you get for going through the normal nhs & you may have to wait longer
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    Thanks!
    I've found a practice with a fancy website just a couple of minutes away and will probably just go there tomorrow morning. Fortunately (well, I don't know, but I guess it is fortunate) I have a foreign insurance that let's me choose the doctor/dentist over here freely without having to pay anything as long as it's a necessary treatment.
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    (Original post by grt)
    Thanks!
    I've found a practice with a fancy website just a couple of minutes away and will probably just go there tomorrow morning. Fortunately (well, I don't know, but I guess it is fortunate) I have a foreign insurance that let's me choose the doctor/dentist over here freely without having to pay anything as long as it's a necessary treatment.
    Not many places have walk-in clinics, and even if they do, it's likely you'd have to be registered there first. I'd call up before you waste time going in there.
 
 
 
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