At Signature Smiles, we take every effort to preserve your natural teeth. But there are some instances when tooth extraction is the only option. When a tooth cannot be saved, it must be professionally removed through tooth extraction.

Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Severely decayed or infected teeth which cannot be treated by root canal

  • To make space for orthodontic/ braces treatment
  • Badly positioned teeth
  • Broken teeth which cannot be restored
  • Advanced gum disease that loosens teeth.
  • Partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth.

Types of Tooth Extractions

Simple Extraction:

Most teeth visible in the mouth can be removed by simple extraction. In this procedure, the dentist numbs the area around the tooth with local anaesthesia, loosens it, and carefully removes it. It takes a few minutes to complete this treatment.

Surgical Extraction:

In complex cases, Surgical extractions remove the teeth that are not easily accessible. Such teeth that are difficult to remove must be taken out in pieces. At Signature Smiles, the surgical removal of teeth is done by our experienced Oral Surgeons.

A surgical extraction may be needed if:

  • Teeth that have not fully erupted or still under the gum line
  • Teeth with curved roots or extensive roots.
  • Teeth that have broken off at the gum line.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, called ‘third molars’, can often cause problems during the eruption (breaking through the gum tissue). They may only erupt partially as there is less space in the jaw. They may be entirely embedded in the jaw bone. They exert pressure on other teeth, causing pain, and hence have to be extracted. Also, they are challenging to clean as they are the last teeth, and the toothbrush does not reach there.

So if infected, it is best to extract them. Signature Smiles has a team of experienced oral surgeons for such extractions.

We have a variety of pain management techniques that make all the extraction procedures comfortable and virtually painless. In addition, they are completed in a single visit, and patients heal quickly after the procedure.

Treatment cost for tooth extraction

depends on the difficulty of the case, the type of anaesthesia used, and if the tooth is erupted or impacted. In addition, factors that require more time and skill on the dentist’s part influence the extraction cost. So it is difficult to predict the exact cost of tooth extraction.

Our expert dentists take special care and use the most advanced practices to make your extraction procedure comfortable and painless, yet at an affordable price. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your oral care needs and determine if a tooth extraction is in your future.

There is only one solution to dental issues like infections, severe decay, wisdom teeth removal, and crowded development. Although the prospect of having a tooth extracted may make your stomach turn, it is essential in preventing other dental complications. If you put off getting an extraction until it’s too late, the infection could also spread to other teeth, necessitating their removal.

Tooth extraction is the last resort when all other treatment options have failed. The following is a complete guide about tooth extraction, what tooth extraction is, and the dental procedures, including how to be ready, recover quickly and avoid future dental issues.

What happens before a tooth extraction?

To determine the best course of treatment, your dentist will examine the tooth and gums. Your dentist uses dental X-rays to assess bone loss and injury. Let your dentist know if you use any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, or supplements. We will thoroughly review your treatment and sedative options once we have all the necessary information.

What happens during a tooth extraction?

Your tooth and the area around it will first be numbed with a local anaesthetic. Next, the dentist will use special tools to loosen your tooth and carefully remove it from its socket. If your tooth has severe decay or has broken off at the gum line, your dentist may need to create incisions in your gums to access your tooth. Once a tooth has been extracted, the empty socket must be cleaned and disinfected.

You need to come to terms with the fact that though your teeth have been with you since your birth, you will ultimately have to part with one of them should the moment arise when no amount of dental care can bring it back to its functional state. This is where the necessity of a tooth extraction procedure comes into the picture.

Causes for Tooth Extraction

Some of the other reasons that a tooth or teeth need to be extracted include:

  • Crowding
    Dental professionals, when faced with a patient who has a crowded mouth, generally turn to Orthodontia, the practice of treating jaw and teeth irregularities. This practice is considered to help the teeth that are too big for the patient’s mouth. The same logic is applied when it is discovered that a tooth has not erupted past the gum due to a lack of space in the mouth, leading to tooth extraction as the same conclusion to resolve the matter.
  • Gum Disease
    There are instances where a tooth or teeth have been loosened due to periodontal disease, i.e. gum disease. This occurs when the bones and tissues supporting the teeth have been infected, leading dental professionals to consider extracting the tooth or teeth to eliminate the infection.
  • Infection
    One of the most common reasons for tooth extraction is damage caused by a trauma impact or general decay that has occurred over a specific period in the centre of the tooth, i.e. the pulp containing the blood vessel and nerves of the tooth. In this instance, the infection begins when bacteria enter the pulp. Root canal therapy or antibiotics are recommended to help in its treatment. However, tooth extraction is the only alternative in more severe instances.

In other exceptional cases, when the patient is undergoing chemotherapy or needs to receive an organ transplant, extracting a particular tooth may be necessary to help prevent the risk of infection in immunocompromised patients.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

Whether the tooth is impacted or visible, the dental professional in charge of your treatment will require an X-ray scan of the affected area, allowing them to understand the nature of the damage by examining the angle and curvature of the tooth.

Depending on whether it will be a simple or surgical tooth extraction procedure, the dentist will either administer local anaesthesia or intravenous anaesthesia, the difference in which you would not only feel the absence of pain during the procedure, but the latter would also help keep you relaxed and in a calm state of mind. General anaesthesia may also be considered in exceptional cases of patients with pre-existing medical conditions.

Regarding simple tooth extraction, dentists generally use an elevator, an instrument used to help loosen the tooth, which is then removed with the help of forceps. In cases where the bone or the gum tissue conceals the tooth, the dental professional will consider making an incision in the gum or removing the bone obstructing the tooth before the extraction occurs.

There can also be instances where the orthodontist will consider breaking into several pieces to help with the extraction. Generally, there is no pain during the procedure, only a feeling of pressure against the tooth, as mentioned above. However, should any signs of pain arise, the dental professional should be notified immediately, allowing them to consider using more anaesthesia wherever necessary.

Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

Though having a tooth or teeth extracted is a safe procedure, there are instances where an infection can arise due to the entry of harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. In addition, the gum tissue is also a susceptible region for an infection to develop. For patients with a higher chance of contracting a severe infection, a dental professional may prescribe a set of antibiotics to consume before the extraction and after the procedure has been completed.

Hence, it is vital to share your complete medical history with your orthodontist, detailing your ailments and medication so they can make a more informed decision. Before you consider getting your tooth or teeth extracted, here is a list of conditions your dental professional should know. The list includes but is not limited to:

   > Heart defects

   > Diabetes

   > Artificial joints

   > Damaged heart valves

   > Hypertension

   > Thyroid disease

   > Liver disease

   > Adrenal disease

   > Renal disease

   > Immunocompromised system

Along with the awareness of these conditions, you may need to undergo a round of antibiotics if you have a particular medical condition or suffer from an infection or lack a solid immune system.

What to do after a Tooth Extraction Procedure?

1. Follow all the instructions of your dental professional. This includes following their prescription of painkillers and antibiotics wherever necessary.

2. Though swelling may be expected, you can apply an ice bag around the affected area to minimise swelling.

3. Avoid forceful rinsing or spitting so that the clot that forms in the socket is not dislodged.

4. Be gentle when brushing and flossing your teeth, but avoid the extraction site.

5. Stick to liquid-based foods briefly, and gradually add solid foods to your diet as your affected area heals.

6. Avoid smoking, drinking through a straw, and sweet-based food.

7. Contact your orthodontist if you experience nausea, fever, or severe pain that gets worse over time.

Complications of a Tooth Extraction Procedure

After a tooth extraction procedure, a few risks may arise, such as a ‘dry socket’, an incident where the bone inside the socket is exposed to the misformation of the blood clot. Should the incident take place, the dental professional will prescribe a sedative dressing to address it. However, dry sockets can be prevented should one follow their dental professional’s aftercare instructions. If infections like excessive bleeding, fever, nausea, swelling, or even swollen glands arise, the orthodontist must be notified immediately to help address the issue most effectively.

With all this information in mind, a tooth extraction procedure is a relatively common procedure that millions of people choose to undergo to help retain the form and function of their teeth. However, if you feel like you may need to undergo the same procedure yourself, Signature Smiles is the dental clinic to place your trust with. Contact our team today to learn how you can benefit from our range of dental procedures.

If a dentist has recommended a tooth extraction surgery and you are looking for more information, here’s where you will find answers to all your questions about tooth extraction surgery.

Tooth Extraction Surgery Costs in Mumbai:

Surgical extraction cost in Mumbai, India, is determined by the complexity of the surgery and the treatments required. Contact our team of experts to find out the estimated teeth extraction cost.

If you are in Mumbai, you can book an appointment with “Signature Smiles” and schedule a checkup to find out the best possible treatment from our team of experienced dentists, or book an online consultation for surgical tooth extraction in Mumbai and plan your dental treatment with us.


Our extraction procedures are completely painless and comfortable thanks to our wide range of pain relief options.
If you need an extraction, you can rest assured that our highly trained dentists will provide you with the highest standard of care at a price you can afford. Make an appointment right away to discuss your oral health and determine if you need a tooth pulled.

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