If teeth are suffering with dental decay, severe gum disease or have sustained a traumatic injury rendering it beyond repair, the tooth may need to be extracted.
Nothing can replace natural teeth. That is why we will always strive to maintain and save teeth if possible and their removal will only ever be a last resort. We base this decision on whether there is enough tooth structure to support a filling or crown where there is decay, and if there is enough bone and gum support to maintain the tooth if there is any infection present.
We will always discuss the options to replace missing teeth before the teeth are removed, so that you are fully informed about the whole process. This options include the following:
- Do nothing and review
We are also able to pre-fabricate a temporary denture or bridge before the extraction to place straight-away after the extraction, so you will not have a gap present at all.
Dental extractions need not be painful as once the local anaesthetic has been given the area will become numb. We will not proceed if you are in pain and will always provide you with enough anaesthetic to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
On occasion, the teeth can be impacted or stuck behind other teeth, this is quite often the case with wisdom teeth. This obviously complicates matters, but you should rest assured that we have the latest diagnostic tools and technology, surgical equipment and expertise to ensure the problem will be resolved.
It can be quite a difficult experience when already anxious and nervous. For patients who fall into this category, we do provide a sedation service which involves placing a small drip in your hand or arm and provide you with a sedative medication to make you feel calm, relaxed and anxiety free.
Once the tooth is removed, all of the post operative instructions and advice will be provided so that you are able to look after the area accordingly.
We are lucky to have Fay, our resident Oral Surgeon. She is an expert in her field and can perform any complex and surgical extractions as needed. You’re in safe hands with Fay (link to her bio).
Routine extraction – from £165
Surgical extraction – from £300
Conscious Sedation – £250
(Practice Plan patients will receive a 20% discount and we do offer 0% finance on treatments over £1000 to help spread the cost).