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This common procedure is necessitated when a simple extraction is not possible. Typically, this may be related to the removal of wisdom teeth but can occur, for example when a tooth breaks off during a simple extraction.

What is a surgical extraction?

Surgical extraction is the removal of volatile teeth that have yet to grow in past the gum line. Unlike simple extraction with forceps, your dentist or oral surgeon will need to remove some gum tissue or bone to perform the extraction.

The procedure is very common in dentistry, especially for wisdom teeth. After the surgery, some stitches may be required for the gum to heal properly and your dentist will inform you of options available to replace the tooth, if necessary.

Why would I need a surgical extraction?

Wisdom teeth often require surgical extraction as they can become impacted causing discomfort. Other possible reasons for surgical extraction could be a failed simple extraction that leaves part of the tooth behind, when a tooth has a long or curved root or if a tooth is severely decayed and breaks easily.

Your dentist can examine your tooth and may use an x-ray to determine the method of extraction required. The diagnosis is relatively simple, and your dentist can inform you of options available to make the procedure as painless as possible.

What are the benefits of a surgical extraction?

  • The procedure fully removes the affected tooth, along with any remnants, which completely solves any issues relating to the tooth such as discomfort.
  • Protect the surrounding teeth from potential infection.

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How much does a surgical extraction cost?

Surgical extractions are usually a simple procedure, with costs starting from £192 and varies depending on the nature of the extraction.

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