If your tooth is damaged or decayed and can’t be repaired with a filling or crown, your dentist may decide to remove (extract) the tooth as a last resort.
There are a number of reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed.
For example, you may have:
- A broken tooth
- Severe tooth decay
- Gum disease (periodontal disease)
- An abscess on your gums or around your teeth
- Crowded teeth – when your teeth don’t have enough space in your jaw
- Impacted wisdom teeth
If you have an infection your dentist may advise you to take antibiotics before removing your tooth as the anaesthetic will not work effectively. Your tooth will usually be removed at your local practice, however if there are any complications, for example your medical history, you may be referred to a hospital.
What to expect at my appointment?
Most tooth removal procedures are straight forward and painless.
If you’re unsure about anything, ask. No question is too small. Being fully informed will help you feel more at ease and will allow you to give your consent for the procedure to go ahead.
Want to speak to someone about treatment options?
Call our Patient Care Team on 0204 548 8616. Working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-8pm Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 8am-1pm.
What to do if you are in pain?
If you are in pain, let us know and we will do everything we can to arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible for you.
The emergency procedure may vary at each practice, so please read the correct emergency procedure for your local Damira Dental practice.
Alternatively you can ring the NHS Emergency Helpline on 111 for further advice.
Words from our clients
I was very happy with the service I received! I was made to feel very relaxed. Dr Usman explained in detail everything which needed to be done whilst I was holding a mirror and showed me what he was going to do. I was offered the work to be done on my teeth there and then which really pleased me. Highly recommend.
Everyone I saw was compassionate, patient and kind. Having been nervous coming for a check-up and hygienist appointment, there was no judgement and I experienced great care from everyone.
Absolutely brilliant work and the staff are so helpful and friendly they couldn’t do enough for me. I highly recommend this place for anyone wanting staff and dentists that want what’s best for you! No pressure into having unnecessary treatment, they want what’s best for you. They all go above and beyond thank you to the team!
“I had an amazing experience today! Honestly. I Went for 2 fillings. Dr. Yap is amazing. He made me feel very comfortable, answered my questions and just reassured me. I didn’t feel any pain and was calm. Although I was extremely nervous. I am so happy! Even if you are the most nervous patient in the world he will make you feel safe!”
“A huge thank you to dentist Ed, nurse Lois and manager extraordinaire Clare, my phobia kept me up the night before treatment and I still can’t believe how easy you all made it. No pain, loads of support and understanding. I highly recommend your outstanding service.”