Private dentists are often going to cost a little bit more than an NHS dentist, because you are funding the whole treatment yourself. An increasing amount of people are choosing private dentists over NHS funded dentists – but why? Can it ever really be worth the money?
Quite often, you will get a longer appointment with your dentist if you choose to go private. If you have concerns about your teeth or oral hygiene, then it can be reassuring to have longer with your dentist. This is also good if you are a nervous patient and have a lot of anxiety attached to a visit to the dentist.
Private practices will also have a hygienist, who you will be able to see at all appointments. They check on your oral health and your gums.
In conclusion, it might be worth seeing a private dentist if you have some specific concerns or want to see a hygienist, but it won’t be worthwhile for everybody.