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Bit OT perhaps, but I'm toying with the idea to travel abroad to have some dental work done. I'm not after cheap... I'm not after the very best (though I'd like it to be good)... I'm after painless - I suffer from more than a bit phobia when it comes to dentists.

The United Kingdom - probably in or around London - seems to be an obvious choice for me location-vise, so I have a few questions:

  • How expensive are British dentists? Are they part of the national health-care scheme? As a foreigner I'll have to pay cash, so how much would it cost for say... pulling a tooth? a root-canal... fixing a cavety...?
  • Do they use dinitro-oxide (N2O - ie. "laughing gas") or similar? (Dentists in my country sadly does not.)
  • How "good" are they? How good work do they do? I ask because I've heard a few less then complementary jokes about British dentists...
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closed as too broad by HaLaBi, Karlson, Dirty-flow, Vince, RoflcoptrException Oct 15 '13 at 14:06

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Welcome to Travel.SE. While it may be somewhat on-topic if you need dental care abroad but you're asking of costs and possibly licenses, which will vary from dentist to dentist. Not to mention that the question of "good" is too subjective to ask without a strict definition – Karlson Oct 15 '13 at 14:02
I suggest you find dentist listings in the UK, could be done easily using google or google maps. Then email few of them and you will get a more accurate and detailed answer. – Heidel Ber Gensis Oct 15 '13 at 14:08
You need to only ask single objective questions, though we don't mind if it has a side question or bonus question or if the single objective question is illustrated with minor questions. But in this case your main question is subjective because obviously there are excellent and terrible dentists in the UK. Now your two sub questions are objective but you need to ask them separately one at a time. – hippietrail Oct 15 '13 at 14:13
If you want to go to UK to use dentist it's not a travel question. But it could be on-topic on Expatriates proposal: – Danubian Sailor Oct 15 '13 at 21:54

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