If you would like to see a dentist, you can either turn to the National Dental Service in Östergötland (Folktandvården) or to a private dentist. On Landstinget’s website you can find lists of all dentists connected to Folktandvården as well as private dentists in the region.
Emergency dental care
Contact your own dentist first or call Folktandvården’s on-call service on the emergency services telephone number: 112. On weekdays 08-16, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 08-14 you will be directed to your nearest on-call dentist.
If you are a patient with a private dentist, call the Private dentists’ (Privattandläkare) helpline (phone: 013-16 24 40 or 0730-40 04 48
The cost of a visit to the dentist depends on what treatment you receive.
Fees for adults
The care provider decides the price of the dental care. The amount paid by Försäkringskassan [the Social Insurance Office] will already have been deducted, and you pay the remaining cost.
Free dental care for children and young people
You can choose either a dentist in Sweden’s National Dental Service (Folktandvården). New residents and parents whose children are about to turn three years old will receive written information on this choice. You can change your choice at any time. All routine dental care, including specialist dental care, is free of charge for everyone until their 19th birthday. However you must pay for treatment that is not considered necessary for clear dental health reasons.
For further information on fees, contact your dentist.
Afraid of going to the dentist?
Do you think that it is unpleasant to go to the dentist? You are not alone! One in ten adults in Sweden is afraid of going to the dentist to some degree. This feeling is experienced by both men and women, young and old. There are several dental care teams in the National Dental Service in the county who work specially with people who fear going to the dentist. These teams have various types of knowledge – from good psychological care to the option of using hypnosis, nitrous oxide or anaesthesia.
For further information, call 020-86 19 19.