Dental Extractions Brentwood, Essex

A tooth extraction is when a dentist removes your tooth. This is a quick and simple procedure which is carried out under local anaesthetic.
You may need an extraction if you have a problematic wisdom tooth, dental decay, toothache, cracked tooth or prior to having braces.

After a tooth has been removed, there are several options available to replace the missing tooth, so do not worry about losing a tooth. Before the tooth is removed, your dentist will discuss all of the replacement options which are available to you.

These options can include

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Orthodontic Treatment
Dentist Discussing Treatment with Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it hurt to have my tooth removed?
The procedure will be made as painless as possible. We use a special numbing gel first and then a local anaesthetic is used to completely numb the area.

Following the procedure, you may have some pain or discomfort and the dentist will recommend over-the-counter painkillers.

Do I need to have the gap restored?
Based on the condition of your mouth, we will recommend the best option to restore the teeth. We highly recommend having the missing tooth replaced with a bridge, dental implant or denture.

A missing tooth can be visible when you smile and it can also affect the natural balance of your bite. Having a replacement will help to avoid the adjacent teeth from tilting or drifting into the gap.

Do I need to have the gap restored?
We recommend having your dental check-up every 6-12 months unless we advise otherwise. At your check-up the clinician will advise you on how frequently you need to attend based on your oral health.

How long following the extraction can I have an implant?
This depends on the condition of your mouth, some dental implants can be placed on the same day and other implants need time for the bone to heal first. To discuss the best option for you, please call our friendly reception team to arrange an appointment.

Will I need to take antibiotics after my extraction?
Normally antibiotics are not required following a simple tooth extraction.

If the extraction was complicated or you have an underlying medical condition your dentist will prescribe you a course of antibiotics afterwards.

What is the difference between a simple dental extraction and a surgical extraction?
A simple dental extraction involves removing the tooth in one piece, which can be done by a general dentist.

A surgical extraction involves removing a more complex tooth which may be very broken down, buried under the gum or impacted. A surgical extraction usually involves making a small incision in the gum to be able to remove the tooth. In this case, we will recommend that you see an oral surgeon to carry out the procedure.

During your dental check-up, the dentist will examine your tooth and recommend the best option for you.

Is it expensive to have my tooth removed?
For a full breakdown of our prices please see our Fee Guide, or call our direct number and speak to one of our receptionists.