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Dental Extractions in the West Midlands

Remove the source of dental pain and protect your oral health with dental extractions. A dental extraction is often a last resort when a tooth is badly damaged by decay. We may also remove teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

Removed damaged or decayed teeth with dental extractions

An impaired tooth can sometimes be fixed with a crown or filling, but if the damage is too severe, then the tooth will need to be removed from its socket. This is to prevent unnecessary pain and avoid subsequent problems caused by untreated teeth. Wisdom teeth are often extracted due to the potential pain they cause and because of their difficult impacted position behind molar teeth.

A child or younger adult may need a tooth extraction if milk teeth are contaminated, if a tooth has suffered trauma, or due to the overcrowding of permanent teeth. An adult may require a tooth extraction if an abscessed tooth doesn't respond to root canal treatment or if periodontal disease has caused the bone to deteriorate and therefore unable to support the teeth effectively.

The benefits of extracting a tooth

  • Remove the source of pain
  • Prevent further decay
  • Quick treatment option
  • Restorations available

What is a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction may be required for a number of reasons, most commonly because a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be repaired. Our professional dental team are well-equipped to perform tooth extractions for children and adults.

There are two types of tooth extraction available on the NHS or through private dental care. The first is a simple extraction of a tooth visible above the gum line that can be loosened and pulled out. The second is a surgical extraction, which is a complex technique used to remove a tooth which is below the gum or has broken away at the gum line.

I get worked up about going to the dentist [but] I will definitely ask to see Samson again as it makes all the difference when you have a pleasant dentist.

NHS Pricing bands

Transparent pricing for NHS treatments

Patient charges correct as of April 2023

Treatment Band One

  • An examination and diagnosis (e.g. x-rays)
  • Advice on how to prevent future problems
  • A scale and polish, if required

If you need to see a dentist immediately, an urgent NHS appointment costs £23.80.


Treatment Band Two

  • Everything in band one, plus...
  • Any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work
  • Extractions, if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth


Treatment Band Three

  • Everything in bands one and two, plus...
  • Crowns, dentures or bridges
  • This includes more complex procedures.

You only pay once for the highest treatment band, even if multiple treatments are required.


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Frequently asked questions

How can we help?

The time it takes to extract a tooth will depend on whether the tooth is visible or not. A simple extraction can be completed in just a few minutes, whereas a surgical extraction may take up to an hour.

A local anaesthetic will be used to numb the area around the tooth, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the treatment. You might feel pressure but no pain. You may experience some discomfort afterwards as the anaesthetic wears off.

As with any type of surgery, there is a small risk of complications such as infection, bleeding or damage to surrounding teeth. Our experienced dental team will minimise the risks as much as possible. We will also give you complete aftercare instructions to help you care for the extraction site at home.

We generally recommend waiting at least two weeks before having a restoration such as a denture, bridge or implant. This gives the extraction site time to heal properly.

Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

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Hear from our happy patients

  • Bhandal dental surgery in Blackheath Birmingham are the best Dentists I have ever been to. All the staff are nice and polite and Dr Pavan and her assistant Liv are absolutely fantastic and I do not use those words lightly.Incidentally this is the first review I have ever left for a Dentist. A great thank you to this Dentist practice who go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and this applies to NHS patients.

    John Musgrove

    John Musgrove

    Jun 21,2024

  • I was so nervous to have something done to my teeth for the first time, my anxiety was through the roof. But the 2 ladys that did my treatment today were BRILLIANT they calmed me down. Kept making sure i was okay and explained everything thoroughly and made sure i understood what was happening 10/10 would reccomend

    Hayley joan

    Hayley joan

    May 31,2024

  • I recently visited Dr. Dorsa for a dental procedure, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Dr. Dorsa is not only incredibly professional but also exceptionally patient and kind. She has a unique way of making you feel calm and comfortable throughout the entire treatment process. What I appreciated most was her willingness to describe each step of the procedure, which really helped alleviate any anxiety I had. I highly recommend Dr. Dorsa to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate dentist.

    leila faz

    leila faz

    Apr 22,2024

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.



    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

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