How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost Privately?

How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost Privately?

How Much Does a Tooth Extraction Cost Privately?

There are many reasons why you may need a tooth extraction, due to infection, tooth decay, injury or cosmetic reasons and in some cases, the reason, such as an infection could turn into an emergency extraction.

In many cases, the best thing to do with an infected tooth is to extract it and this is the same for severe tooth decay or damage due to injury but it isn’t always necessary so make sure you visit a dentist if you think you might be experiencing any of these problems. In this post, you will find out more about tooth extractions, why you should consider going private and how much it will cost.

Where to go for a tooth extraction

If you’re in pain, your first thought might be to go to the emergency room with your toothache, however the staff in A&E aren’t qualified dentists therefore they can only do so much to help ease your pain, but they won’t be able to fix your problem or offer a tooth extraction. You will be referred to an emergency dentist and unfortunately, there could be long wait times for this depending on how many other patients are ahead of you and what emergency dentists are available.

Didsbury Dental Practice is a private dental surgery, offering 24-hour emergency care with flexible appointment times to suit you. Tooth extraction treatment at Didsbury Dental Practice is quick and simple. Book your appointment online and we will see you as soon as possible, with short wait times, friendly and highly experienced and dedicated staff in a welcoming practice.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

What happens during a tooth extraction?

There are several steps your dentist will take when performing a tooth extraction. It doesn’t take very long (depending on the severity of the problem) and you won’t feel any pain because a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area.

You may be given an x-ray to determine the state of the tooth within the socket but you will certainly be given a full examination which will help the dentist decide if an extraction is the best course of action. If it is, you will be given the numbing agent, the tooth will be loosened using special tooth extraction tools and then it will be removed.

Your mouth will feel numb for a few hours after the procedure and the area where the extraction occurred will be a little tender and feel odd for a few days to a week afterwards.

The cost of a tooth extraction

As with any dental treatment, you have two options for which form of treatment you decide to choose: private or NHS.

NHS dental treatments are categorised and charged through tiers called bands. If you choose to get your treatment from an NHS dental practice, this will fall into the Band 2 costings.

This means the cost to have a tooth extracted on the NHS is £65.20. This price will include the consultation and post-op check-up but not cover any other potential treatments that may be needed as a result, such as orthodontic care or tooth replacements.

Depending on the type of tooth extraction needed, you can expect to pay anything from £50 – £370 for a private tooth removal. This price will generally include all pre and post-treatment care. Still, it will also likely include additional support and dental options that the NHS cannot provide. 

At Didsbury Dental Practice, our price for tooth extraction is £280. This price includes access to our 24/7 emergency care treatment and quick resolution of your discomfort thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment. We always ensure we stay price competitive as this is extremely important to us as we are committed to upgrading the level of dentistry care that people across the UK have access to.

By revolutionising emergency treatments and taking the stress element out, we can offer affordable care on the same day you need it. We also appreciate that not everyone has access to these funds straight away, which is why we offer dental finance plans to help you pay for emergencies at a later date.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth dental extractions can be a little more complex due to the position and size of the tooth. Sometimes wisdom teeth are removed when they haven’t fully emerged from the gums, which makes the procedure a little more complex.

It is for these reasons that the price of a wisdom tooth extraction can be a little more. For emergency wisdom tooth removal, this will cost:

  • £70.70 on the NHS including consultation and post-op check-up
  • £50 – £450 in a private dental practice, including consultation and post-op check-ups
  • £200 – £450 at Didsbury Dental Practice including 24-hour access to emergency care.

What to do for toothache

If you experience toothache, you may not know why and want to try to avoid an extraction if possible. Some people choose to go to the GP with toothache, particularly if they’re experiencing other symptoms such as a swollen mouth or earache but this can all be linked to the tooth problem.

A GP has some medical training in oral care but a dentist is the best place for you if you’re experiencing any sort of tooth pain. It doesn’t always mean that you will need to have a tooth extracted and your dentist won’t force you into doing anything that you don’t want to do. Make sure you visit a good, friendly and reputable dentist, like Didsbury Dental Practice, where your dentist will gently talk you through your options.

When you’re experiencing pain, it can be hard to know if the toothache is an emergency or not. If you have a minor toothache that isn’t stopping you from doing your day-to-day activities and you can still eat and drink then we wouldn’t consider this an emergency so book a general appointment with us to get it checked out.

If you have severe toothache where you are struggling to concentrate and manage your usual day-to-day tasks and you can’t eat or drink as normal, we would consider this to be an emergency. If in doubt, contact us for a quick phone conversation and we will help you to decide the best course of action.

Get emergency treatment quickly 

When you’re in pain there is nothing worse than long wait times. It can be difficult to say how quickly you can get emergency treatment through an NHS dentist as they have a lot of patients, limited funding and are often understaffed.

At Didsbury Dental Practice, our emergency dental care service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including on Bank Holidays and Christmas Day, so we’re always there when you really need us.

Our team of dental professionals can provide treatment for any type of dental emergency: from severe toothache and tooth infections to broken teeth, lost fillings or gum inflammation. Didsbury Dental Practice has got you covered, at any time of day or night.

Dental emergencies can be very painful, so we offer out-of-hours treatment because we know that dental problems don’t always stick to 9.00 am to 12.00 am.

To book an emergency appointment with us, it is not necessary for you to be an existing patient at our practice. If you experience a dental emergency, simply call our dental emergency helpline on 0161 413 2509, or walk into our dental practice, and we will aim to see you as soon as possible, or you can always book an appointment online.

Go private for a tooth extraction

There are many benefits to going private, including better equipment due to different financial budgets and fewer patients so shorter wait times which also means your dentist can spend more time with you when you visit. You don’t already need to be a patient of ours to visit it for an emergency tooth extraction and all of our patients who decide to do this think it is worth it to go private due to the exemplary care they received. 

If you’re experiencing moderate to severe toothache and think you need a tooth extraction, visit Didsbury Dental Practice and it will cost around £280 for exceptional care in a welcoming and friendly environment.

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