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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.

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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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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I am very nervous with Dentist but Dorsa made my visit very comfortable. Very highly recommended

    Susan Brayshaw

    Susan Brayshaw

    Jul 23,2023

  • Just had a fantastic craftsmanship done by Dorsa @Bhandal Dental practice on my front tooth. Excellent work and attitude. I get overly nervous at dentists. But i think this was the first time ever I actually got calmed down and did not rip the arms of the chair. Thank you, Dorsa, much appreciated.

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Dagnis Dancitis

    Jul 3,2023

  • Dorsa was fabulous, due to poor experiences with a different surgery in the past, I am utterly terrified of the dentist. However Dorsa put me at ease and constantly checked how I was feeling, I underwent NHS and cosmetic treatment and the results brought on happy tears, my teeth have never looked or felt so good. Thank you for giving me my smile back.

    Laura Longhurst

    Laura Longhurst

    Jun 29,2023

  • My dentist was called dorsa today and she was amazing talked me through the whole Procedure and made me feel really calm x

    Sophia Kala

    Sophia Kala

    Jun 26,2023

  • Excellent dental work, as good as private. Good manner, quick, tender, relaxed. Very good. Thank you Dorsa, and Meera.

    Micky Armstrong

    Micky Armstrong

    Jun 25,2023

  • Don't usually see this dentist (Dorsa) My usual one Luckie was not available, I was having deep filling and she kept me at ease, explained everything she was doing and was so gentle that I didn't even feel the needle for when she froze my mouth. Would definitely want to see her again. Thank you.

    sue green

    sue green

    Jun 20,2023

  • It was a very good experience. The doctors were very nice and kept on asking me if i was okay.

    Areebah Shams

    Areebah Shams

    Jun 17,2023

  • Dorsa was really kind and nice. She explained everything to me really well as well giving me advice. I feel safe and comfortable. I would totally recommend her she's amazing 😊😊

    Simran kaur

    Simran kaur

    Jun 8,2023

  • I was so nervous and felt really anxious during my procedure today but Dorsa and her colleague ( sorry I should’ve asked your name ) were absolutely wonderful and were so patient with the patient:) I can highly recommend! Thanks again ladies!

    Jeannette Mason

    Jeannette Mason

    May 31,2023

  • Great service! All staff polite and friendly and my dentist Dorsa did amazing work on my teeth

    chloe shaw

    chloe shaw

    May 30,2023

  • I like to leave reviews, when I've had an excellent service.... the receptionists( Lisa and Rebecca) always have a smile to greet you on entrance....the dentists(Dorsa and Morva) are so professional and so very friendly...dental nurse (Meera)again greet you with a friendly smile....all of the other staff, who I can't name, also always smiling.

    Deanna Shields

    Deanna Shields

    May 18,2023

  • I have been a patient with Bhandal for many years and I have never had a bad experience. I have recently had some composite bonding done by Dorsa who has done a fantastic job, she has a real eye for detail and has given me back the confidence to smile.

    James Howell

    James Howell

    May 15,2023

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