You’re entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you’re pregnant when you start your treatment and for 12 months after your baby is born.
What dental treatment do you get free when pregnant?
Exemption for pregnant women
Pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months get free NHS dental treatment. You may have to show proof, such as a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx), a maternity certificate (MATB1), or your baby’s birth certificate.
How long do you get free prescriptions for when pregnant?
Free prescriptions and dental care
All prescriptions and NHS dental treatment are free while you’re pregnant and for 12 months after your baby’s due date. Children also get free prescriptions until they’re 16. To claim free prescriptions, ask your doctor or midwife for form FW8 and send it to your health authority.
Do you get free fillings when pregnant?
Dental care is free during pregnancy and until 1 year after your due date. To get free dental care, you need to apply for a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx). Ask your doctor, nurse or midwife for form FW8.
Why do you get free dental when pregnant?
It is also more likely plaque will build up on teeth during this time. For this reason, a dental check up during pregnancy is encouraged. NHS dental care is free to women from the time a pregnancy is confirmed up until 12 months after the baby is born.
What benefits can I claim when pregnant?
Who gets it?
- Universal Credit.
- Income Support.
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- Pension Credit.
- Housing Benefit.
- Child Tax Credit.
- Working Tax Credit.
Who pays maternity leave?
When you can get statutory maternity pay
This is the type of maternity pay that most people get. Your employer has to pay you this if: you work for your employer in the 15th week before your baby is due and have worked for them for at least 26 weeks before that (you can find your dates by entering your due date below)
How much maternity pay will I get?
How much statutory maternity pay you’ll get. Your statutory maternity pay lasts up to 39 weeks, made up of: 6 weeks getting 90% of your average weekly pay (before tax)
Can I get fillings while pregnant?
Most dental services and procedures, including dental x-rays, tooth extractions, dental fillings, and dental cleanings, can be done during pregnancy safely, with tooth extractions recommended during your second or third trimester. Fillings should be discussed with your dentist beforehand.
Can I have dental surgery while pregnant?
Dental treatment can be done at any time during pregnancy. However, the best time to perform elective dental treatment during pregnancy is in the second trimester, weeks 14 through 20. Keep in mind that if you have a dental infection or swelling, you might need immediate treatment.