About Us | North Hill Dental | Colchester | NHS & Private Dental Care

General NHS Dentistry

At North Hill Dental we are committed to providing highest standard quality dentistry based on trust, care, respect and pride to our large base NHS patients.

We have several thousand patients on our books and we do our best to take on new NHS patients.

We are conveniently located in the middle of Colchester just a stone throw away from Colchester High Street.

We provide the following basic NHS services:
  • Examinations and X-Rays
  • Amalgam “Silver” Fillings
  • Basic Scaling and Polish
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Root Canal treatment
  • Basic tooth restoration
  • Basic Crowns, Bridges and Dentures

Please note the NHS is a health service with limited resources.

Hence it does not provide any treatment for aesthetic purposes or cosmetic dentistry. White fillings for cosmetic reasons, stain removal, veneers and Hygienist are private options which our dentist would be happy discuss with you if you wish.

Prices for NHS treatment services:

The NHS system works on a Banding system comprising of three bands.

As of 1st April 2017 the following prices are correct.

Band 1 course of treatment Includes


  • an examination
  • diagnosis and advice
If necessary, it also includes
  • X-Rays
  • planning for further treatment.

Band 2 course of treatment band 1 plus


  • additional treatment, such as fillings and removing teeth (extractions).

Band 3 course of treatment band 1&2 plus


  • more complex procedures, such as crowns, dentures and bridges and lab work.


Step One Colechester

Avoid cycling or excessive exercise for several hours. Ideally rest by sitting in a chair and use an extra pillow for the first night.

Step two Colechester

Do not drink anything alcoholic for the first 24 hours and avoid smoking.

Step three Colechester

Take any painkiller tablets as advised by your dentist. Follow any instructions regarding dosage carefully.

Step four Colechester

After 24 hours rinse your mouth gently with a warm salt solution (level teaspoon of salt to a cup of water) and continue after meals and before bed for seven days, or as advised by your dentist.

Step five Colechester

You may feel the sharp edge of a socket with your tongue and occasionally small fragments of bone may work their way out. This is normal.

Step six Colechester

Try not to disturb the socket with your tongue, by eating food on that side, or by vigorous rinsing. This will delay the healing process.

If excessive bleeding occurs...

Use the clean bite pack provided or a spare handkerchief and bite firmly down for 10-15mins.

Keep sitting up and clear mouth of loose blood clots with a clean linen square or tissue so that you can find where the socket is bleeding. This is important.

Place the pad across the bleeding socket from the tongue on the cheek side. If the socket is between two stands of teeth constrict the pad to fit.

Bite firmly to compress the pad on the bleeding socket for 30-40 minutes. Avoid lying down.

Inspect the socket and replace the pad, or use another one, if bleeding still appears from socket.

If your efforts are unsuccessful after an hour or two contact your dentist.

It is not unusual to experience swelling or discomfort for a few days. However, if any pain, swelling or bleeding persists, contact the dentist on 01206 577912, if not available, you will need to go to A and E.


North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Essex, CO1 1PY

TEL: 01206 577 912
Fax: 01206 216157



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