Tooth Extraction Treatment At Didsbury Dental Practice, Manchester
If you have ever needed to have an emergency extraction, you will know what dull recurring pain feels like. As much as you can try your best to look after your oral hygiene, tooth extraction can arise out of the blue, so it is not always possible to pre-empt this unwanted treatment.
The most common reasons for needing an emergency extraction are:
- Severe tooth decay, which has led to rotting or damage to the root and gum. This can be stopped if you make regular appointments for dental check-ups and also regularly book in to see a dental hygienist
- If a tooth has been broken and cannot be saved. This could result from an accident or something as simple as chomping down on a piece of food that is too hard. Whilst our teeth are hardy and durable; they are not indestructible, so emergency treatment to remove a broken tooth is common. Leaving a damaged tooth in place will not only mean you experience pain for longer, but it could also end up causing harm to other teeth. Follow-up treatments after a tooth extraction include dental implants, dentures, and cosmetic dentistry.
- If an abscess or infection around a tooth has formed, it could mean that the tooth needs to be removed to eliminate the infection. There is as much as 46% that an adult may experience this type of oral infection during their lifetime. Leaving an abscess alone with not mean it clears up by itself. If it has caused damage and infection within the tooth, jaw, or gum, then an extraction is the best way to stop the infection from spreading further.
Whatever your reason for needing to have a tooth removed, when it is causing extreme pain or is putting your more comprehensive oral health at risk, an emergency extraction is always recommended.
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We understand the cost of living is going up, and people are finding it difficult, and that’s why we have made a conscious decision to implement competitive price points for our patients. We want to be able to cater to every budget and price point, and this is why we go out of our way to get this part of the process right.
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A lot of people are nervous about going to the dentist, and this means it is important to have staff who are compassionate and understanding. Our team of professionals are supportive, compassionate, and understanding, and provide personalised attention for every patient.
As with any dental treatment, you have two options for which form of treatment you decide to choose: private or NHS.
If you choose to obtain 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. Remaining price competitive is extremely important to us as it continues our pledge to upgrade 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.
Whilst the cost element may mean it is tempting to see an NHS dentist, you do also need to consider the other factors that go into needing emergency treatment. See below for other benifits;
Quality of Care
Our private dental practice offers a 24/7 dental triage service. Open for patient care 365 days a year; we offer same-day appointments and speedy treatment for all emergency needs. Due to various impacting factors, there is a shortage of NHS dentists in the UK, that is undeniable. The risk of delaying treatment whilst you wait for an appointment could mean you end up with a much larger bill than initially expected!
Once you are sitting in the chair, your dentist will give you an injection of local anaesthetic, which numbs the area around your tooth. This means that you will only feel pressure, not pain, during the procedure.
The dentist then uses an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth and remove it. Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot usually forms in the socket– so the dentist will ask you to bite down on a clean gauze to help stop the bleeding.
If any stitches are needed, these will dissolve within 2 to 4 weeks.
Your tooth extraction should not feel very painful. When you receive a local anaesthetic, this numbs the area of your mouth where the tooth is going to be removed. This helps prevent pain, so you should only feel pressure, rather than pain.
You may feel the sensation of the injection as the needle numbs your teeth and gums.
Most patients only feel mild discomfort during the tooth extraction, as the procedure is relatively quick and the anaesthetic numbs the affected area, so you don’t feel any pain.
After applying the anaesthetic, your dentist will ask you questions to check that the whole affected area in your mouth is numb- e.g. they may ask if your lips are tingly, or they may test your gum tissue.
If you feel any pain when the anaesthetic is delivered, this may be because your tooth is infected or there is an abscess. If this happens, your dentist will advise you on what will happen next.
Once the dentist has checked that your mouth area is numb, they will go ahead and extract the tooth and advise you on the correct aftercare.
There are different reasons why you might have to get your tooth removed, for example, if you have:
- Severe tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Trauma to the mouth
- Crowded teeth
- Broken tooth
- A wisdom tooth that needs removing