Dental Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th July 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the total cost of treating tooth decay in the NHS has been in each of the last five years for which data is available.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The total cost of treating tooth decay in the National Health Service is not available. It is not possible to break down NHS dental spending to identify the total cost to the NHS of treating tooth decay as opposed to other dental diseases requiring treatment, such as gum disease.

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