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 Tooth Removal

Tooth removal, commonly referred to as tooth extraction, is a procedure performed to eliminate teeth that are damaged, decayed, or causing overcrowding. At St John & Elizabeth Hospital, our esteemed Maxillofacial Department provides comprehensive tooth removal services, ensuring a gentle, efficient, and patient-centric approach to dental care.

Also known as: dental extraction, pulling teeth

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Everything You Need to Know

The need for tooth removal can arise from various conditions, including severe tooth decay, gum disease, or to make room for orthodontic treatment. Our dedicated team employs the latest dental techniques and technology to ensure the most comfortable experience possible for our patients. We are committed to alleviating your discomfort and preventing future dental issues through personalised care.

Before Treatment

Initial Consultation

Your treatment journey begins with an in-depth consultation with one of our skilled maxillofacial professionals. This initial meeting allows us to understand your dental history, concerns, and treatment expectations. We use this information to craft a customised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Diagnostic Assessments

Accurate diagnosis is key to successful tooth removal. You may undergo several diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or 3D imaging, to assess the affected tooth’s condition and plan the best course of action. These assessments are vital in preparing for a smooth and effective extraction process.

Preparing for Your Treatment

Depending on your specific situation, we may suggest preparatory steps to ensure optimal outcomes from your tooth removal. This could include guidelines on eating, drinking, or medication adjustments. Our team will provide you with all necessary instructions to prepare for the procedure.

During Treatment

The tooth removal process is designed to be as pain-free and efficient as possible. Techniques may vary based on the complexity of the extraction, but can include:

Local Anesthesia

We use local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth to be removed, ensuring you feel no pain during the procedure.

The Extraction Process

Our dentists employ precise techniques to extract the tooth, focusing on minimising discomfort and promoting a quick recovery.

After Treatment

Recovery and ongoing dental health are paramount following tooth removal. Our comprehensive aftercare includes:

  • Follow-up appointments to monitor healing and address any concerns.
  • Recommendations for oral hygiene practices to support recovery.
  • Advice on diet and activities to avoid during the healing period.
Hospital Fee Guaranteed


The price shown includes all costs associated with your treatment, from admission to discharge.

Doesn’t include surgeon or anaesthetist fee.

Our hospital fee is guaranteed at the price quoted and valid for one month from the date issued, subject to pre-assessment.

How to pay for your treatment

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.

If you’re… insured

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is approved by all major medical insurance companies. If you have a personal private health insurance policy, or your company provide it for you, you can use it to pay for your care from your initial consultation through to treatment, surgery and aftercare such as physiotherapy. Not all private health insurance plans cover the same things. It’s very important to check exactly what you are covered for with your insurance provider.

Appointment and Treatment Plan


Initial Consultation

Meet with our maxillofacial team to discuss your dental health and decide if tooth removal is right for you.


Personalised Treatment Plan

Receive a customised plan outlining the tooth removal process, including preparation and recovery steps.


Pre-Op Assessment

Undergo necessary diagnostic tests to ensure safe and effective treatment.


The Procedure

Experience a professional tooth removal procedure focused on your comfort and dental health.


Aftercare and Recovery

Enjoy comprehensive support and guidance from our team during your recovery phase.

Top Tips

  • Follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions provided by your maxillofacial consultant to ensure a smooth recovery.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Eat soft foods and avoid using a straw during the initial recovery period to protect the extraction site.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns during your recovery; we’re here to help.