From Public Health Scotland today:
The number of examinations paid in October 2022 was 239,774; an increase of 7% compared to September 2022 (223,055).
There were 323,896 NHS primary dental claims in October 2022. This represents an increase of 6% from 305,419 in September 2022.https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/nhs-dental-treatment-statistics/nhs-dental-treatment-statistics-month-ending-31-october-2022/
At the beginning of 2022, only around 200 000 were being seen every month.