My Daughter’s Teeth Are Rotten Through The Medication She Takes. Would The NHS Provide Her With Veneers?

Q.
Hello Dr Moore. My daughter has been on medication since she was born. The medicine has made her teeth rotten. She is now 14 and hasn’t got any confidence. Would it be possible to get her veneers on the NHS? The medication she is on is sodium picosulphate and movicol in the past she has been on lactulose and various other medicines. It is very embarrassing for her she got no friends because she won’t mix? What other options do we have? Any advice you could provide us with would really be helpful.
A.
Hello and thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, as a cosmetic, private dentist I am not fully aware of the latest NHS policies regarding cases like your daughter’s. Usually you would have to pay for cosmetic treatment as it’s deemed cosmetic and ‘not necessary’. Braces are available before the age of 16 but without seeing your daughter it’s hard to see whether this would be beneficial for her. Check with an NHS dentist first and if they say no check with an experienced cosmetic dentist in your area. Try to find out as much about the various treatments available and what each procedure involves. Most dental practices have payment plans to make costs more manageable. You could also ask you dentist to refer her to a dental hospital? I hope this helps. Best wishes, Dr Andrew Moore.
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