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Tooth Removal

There are a number of reasons that you may be considering having a tooth removed and it is often the very last resort. Kathryn will discuss with you any suitable alternatives to avoid you having a tooth removed unnecessarily.

When teeth are beyond repair, tooth removal may be the last remaining option and it is worth taking into consideration whether you may want to have the tooth replaced at some point following removal.

Reasons why you might need to have your teeth removed:

  • Crowding/Overlapping of the teeth

  • Infection/risk of infection

  • Severely decayed or damaged

  • Failed root canal

  • Impacted wisdom teeth

Initial Consultation: £80

Treatment from: £150


Kathryn will discuss with you any suitable alternatives to avoid you having a tooth removed unnecessarily.


What is involved when having a tooth removed?

Most teeth are extracted within the dental practice under local anaesthetic.  This means that your mouth will be numbed to pain although you may feel some pressure and movement. Kathryn will talk you through this and if you are feeling particularly anxious or nervous about the treatment will discuss options that may help you to feel more relaxed.


In some circumstances, such as a more complex extraction, it may be in your best interests to be referred for treatment with sedation or general anaesthetic.

What happens on the day?

  • Once you are ready and comfortable Kathryn will inject a local anaesthetic into the area around the tooth.

  • The anaesthesia will be allowed to work fully, Kathryn will ask you questions and test the area to check that the numbing agent is effective.

  • Once numb, Kathryn will carefully loosen the tooth so that it can be removed safely.

  • In some cases, it may be best to place a stitch to help the empty socket heal, although this is not always necessary.

  • Pressure will be applied to the site and checked to make sure that preliminary bleeding has stopped.

  • Kathryn will go through post-treatment care advice and provide you with an aftercare pack to take home.

If you want to know how to care for your mouth after having a tooth removed then this video may be very useful

Where can you find me?

This treatment is available at Ridge Dental

86 Firgrove Crescent, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 7AG

Call: 01454 313 189


This treatment may not be appropriate for every patient and it is conditional on a satisfactory assessment being carried out.  Many cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers, composite bonding etc require that you are dentally fit prior to embarking on treatment and this may mean that other treatments need to be carried out first.

All options that are appropriate to your needs and requirements will be discussed with you in order to help you to make an informed decision about what will be in your best interest.

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