How Much Does It Cost to Have a Tooth Taken Out Privately UK?

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Tooth Taken Out Privately UK?

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Tooth Taken Out Privately UK?

Taking a tooth out is a surgical procedure and that can make it sound not only scary but expensive. In this article, we hope to put both of those worries to rest. Going to the dentist should not be stressful for any reason.

What is involved in getting a tooth taken out?

Getting a tooth taken out is a relatively simple procedure. You will be able to hear what the dentist is doing but you will only feel pressure during the removal and no pain. This process should only take a few minutes.

What reasons can cause you to need a tooth removed?

There are a few different reasons that you may need to have a tooth removed. Some are more urgent than others.

These reasons include:

  • Gum disease.
  • Tooth decay.
  • To make space/ correct irregular teeth/ remove extra teeth.

Wisdom tooth removal

Another type of tooth removal is a wisdom tooth removal.

Wisdom teeth grow right at the back of your gums and they are the last teeth that you grow. They usually appear in your late teens/early 20’s.

Normally, people have 4 wisdom teeth, 1 in each back corner.

Wisdom teeth, however, can sometimes grow at an angle or get stuck part of the way out, this is known as being impacted.

An impacted tooth may not cause any problems and they don’t normally need to be taken out.

Sometimes though if they are causing issues they can be taken out. Your dentist may refer say they can perform the procedure themselves or may refer you to a specialised dentist or even a hospital’s oral and maxillofacial unit.

Wisdom tooth removal

What should I expect afterwards?

The procedure itself is short and straightforward, unfortunately, the healing process is not as pain-free. So here’s what you should expect:

  • Any stitches that you got as a part of the procedure will fall out in the next 2-4 weeks.
  • A little bit of bleeding is to be expected for the first day or two. This should be controllable with some pressure on the affected place.
  • You will have some pain – your dentist will advise you about painkillers.
  • Swelling and bruising are normal and usually peak on the second day but should be gone after a week or so.
  • You could have difficulty opening your mouth as wide as normal but again this should be normal after about a week or two.

Make sure that if it is necessary you take time off work to properly heal and recover. This is a surgical procedure and you should properly care for yourself afterwards.


There are a few things that you should do as aftercare as recommended by NHS England:

  1. Don’t use mouthwash.
  2. After 24 hours rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
  3. If the socket bleeds, use pressure on the area for about 10 minutes.
  4. Take painkillers when needed.
  5. Ease swelling with a cold compress.
  6. Eat a soft diet for a few days after your procedure.
  7. Brush your teeth extremely carefully (use a soft childs brush).
  8. Do not smoke (this hinders the healing process).
  9. Finish any course of antibiotics you may have been given (you should always make sure you complete a course of antibiotics once you have started them, in any circumstances).
  10. If the swelling worsens contact your dentist.
  11. If the pain worsens contact your dentist.
What should I expect afterwards?


Is a private dentist expensive?

Expensive is a word that is relative to us all. We think that private dentists offer great value for money though.

Whether you go NHS or private you will have to pay. There are only some people who are exempt from paying NHS dental charges.

The difference is that, yes, at a private dentist you will ultimately pay more but we are far less inundated and are much more able to properly help and really hear you.

This is not to say that NHS dentists do not provide proper treatment but from what we understand they just do not have appointments available as often as they would like.

Luckily we are a great option, we actually offer a variety of payment plans to make sorting out all aspects of your treatment as stress-free as possible. Many private dentists offer these types of payment plans as they are an essential way to help you get the care you need without breaking the bank.

Everybody should have access to equal dental care!

We are also fortunate that because the nature of the pressure on our system is not like that of the NHS we can take the time to be more attentive to your needs. Just check out our ‘Treatments’ page and go down to ‘Nervous patients’ to see just some of the ways we can assuage your worries.

The prices of a private dentist

Private dental costs are going to vary between practices. Wherever you go though you should be able to find a price before you book so there is no nasty shock upon paying.

All of our prices are easily found on our website. Simply go to our ‘Treatment fees’ page and you will find all of our prices broken down for you there. Of course, there are sometimes small differences but you will be able to speak to your dentist about this in persona and they will be sure to help you with the specifics.

The higher prices of private dentists do reflect the quality of the treatment and service you will be receiving. Even comparatively to NHS pricing, it is usually quite reasonable.

Some dentists may even recommend that you research the different prices that different dentists have so that you know for sure their prices are fair.

Part of the appeal of a private dentist can be knowing what you are going to be paying in a straightforward manner. This can be more confusing with the NHS sometimes as certain aspects of your treatment can be covered for you and others may not.

Trying to figure out what aspects you are and are not paying for can end up confusing. In a private dentist, this is taken away. Any changes made to the price will be fully discussed with you and you will not be left with any confusion.

For a rough guide to our prices please see the list below.

  • Examinations from £45.
  • Hygiene appointments from £64.
  • Teeth whitening from £95.
  • Fillings from £50.
The prices of a private dentist

Do private dentists offer payment plans?

Most dentists offer payment plans but unfortunately not all of them. This changes on a practice-to-practice basis meaning you will have to do research on your practice first.

Payments plans are essential to get everybody the help they need with their dental care. All dentists go through years of training to get the position where they get to help you. Al dentists want to help people and do not want to see people go without proper care because of the price.

Our payment plans can be suited to you and your financial situation. It is very important to us that you feel cared for in a way that does not bring extra stress into your life. If you have a serious dental problem we don’t want to trade it out by causing a financial problem.

These plans are available for planned or unexpected treatments, You can pay monthly instalments back to us at a rate that suits you. Let us help you take care of yourself in a way that works the best for you.

Do private dentists offer payment plans?

 Here are the prices at Didsbury Dental Practice:

Simple extraction

– uncomplicated extraction of a loose tooth not involving bone removal

From £140

Surgical extraction

– complicated extractions of heavily filled, broken teeth or teeth at risk of fracture that may require bone removal

From £350

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