A very common reason for extraction involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. At The Parkway, we are committed to the principle that permanent teeth can last a lifetime and we will always do our best to preserve your natural teeth wherever we possibly can. Nevertheless, teeth that have become damaged or decayed do sometimes need to be extracted.
There are several reasons why your teeth need to be removed. The most common include:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Orthodontic treatment
- Abscessed teeth/gums
Tooth extraction is usually a straightforward procedure. Local Anaesthetic is used to numb your tooth and the surrounding gum area. When the area is completely numb we can remove the tooth pain-free. This is usually a quick procedure without the need of surgical intervention or stitches.
Sometimes, teeth can be lying at an unfavourable angle, be broken down or buried in bone. These teeth may need to be removed by one of our Consultant Oral Surgeons, who will surgically remove the tooth. Bone removal may also be required and the area stitched to place the gum in its normal position.
Teeth may have to be removed to make room for overcrowded teeth. This is usually carried out prior to fitting an Orthodontic brace. In certain situations, teeth may be buried but not require extraction. It may be necessary to expose these teeth prior to an Orthodontic bracket fitting.
Worry-free treatment, for even the most nervous patients
Overcoming fear of the dentist is one of our greatest talents at The Parkway! If you do ever need to have a tooth extracted, rest assured that your treatment here will be pain-free and that our Dentists will always go the extra mile to put you at your ease and dispel your fears.
We offer nervous and phobic patients the option of Local Anaesthesia, SEDATION AND LOCAL ANAESTHESIA or GENERAL ANAESTHESIA for all dental procedures, depending on suitability.
Before and after an extraction, your Dentist will take time to explain exactly what will happen and any follow-up care that may be required. An Anaesthetist will assess you and explain the General Anaesthesia or Sedation process.
What’s the cost?
- Surgical extractions
Consultation – £75
Treatment starting from – £150
- Orthodontic extractions
Consultation – £75
Treatment starting from – £80
- Wisdom teeth
Consultation – £180
Treatment starting from – £290
Who will treat me?