Mint Dental SE1

Simple & Surgical Tooth Extractions

  • Tooth beyond saving that’s infected or damaged?
  • Have too many teeth in the jaw causing overcrowding?
  • Erupting wisdom teeth giving you trouble?

Sometimes, one tooth might be giving you endless problems. 

So, if you’ve undergone multiple procedures like a root canal to try and save it and still experience pain, it might be time to remove the tooth for good.

Book an extraction with oral surgeon Dr Nishma Patel today for £195. All extractions are carried out under local anaesthetic.

Is your case urgent? Call 020 7928 4474 to book an emergency appointment.

Try saving the tooth and avoid extraction

Being toothless is usually a big concern for many patients – especially if they’re concerned about the cost of replacing a tooth or how it might impact their oral health. Discover what Dr Patel might recommend instead:

Root Canals

  • Removes an infection from the root
  • Paired with a dental crown
  • Costs from £395


  • Removes damaged tissue
  • Faster recovery
  • Costs from £250

Surgical extractions

  • For nervous patients
  • Removes wisdom teeth
  • Multiple tooth removal

Anxious patients

  • IV sedation available
  • Oral sedation applicable
  • Calming techniques used

Replacing a missing tooth

With today’s dentistry, replacing a tooth couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you can do to replace a missing tooth:

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Dental Implant

  • Most recommended solution
  • It lasts up to 30 years
  • Nothing stronger or durable
  • Costs from £2,950
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Dental Bridges

  • Healthy teeth need filing
  • Lasts 5-15 years
  • Is a fixed prosthetic
  • Bridges cost £650 
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Implant Bridges

  • Uses an implant to fix the bridge
  • Lasts up to 30 years
  • Supports the jawbone
  • Costs from £2,000
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Partial Dentures

  • Relies on metal clasps
  • Lasts 5-10 years
  • Made from plastic
  • Costs from £350
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Preparing for a tooth extraction

It’s important that you let us know of any co-occurring medical conditions that might not allow you to fast, like diabetes.

Patients must also bear in mind that they will not be permitted to smoke 12 hours before the surgery or 24 hours after so as not to cause an infection.

Following the extraction, it’s perfectly normal to feel some soreness and experience some swelling.

We ask patients to be careful when opening their mouths wide up to 48 hours after the procedure. Patients should also expect to feel tired, which then might be best not to arrange any strenuous tasks for the rest of the day.

What Should I Expect After An Extraction?

To stop the bleeding, your dentist will have you bite on a piece of gauze which you should keep in place on your way home to help the blood clot.

Post-operative care involves managing your pain with over-the-counter medications.

However, you must also take exceptional care not to dislodge the blood clot that forms in the extraction site. Doing so can cause a painful condition called a ‘dry socket.’ Avoid hot food and drinks, sucking through a straw, spitting or agitating the area for a few days.

Most patients can resume normal activities within a day. However, recovering from a more complex extraction may take anywhere from a few days to a week. See replacing a missing tooth.

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Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if you have the following:

  • A tooth that is damaged beyond
  • repair
    Periodontal disease
  • Overcrowding
  • Impacted wisdom teeth

If you have a severely damaged, decayed, or infected tooth, your dentist will try to save it, recommending one or more of the restorative treatments available. However, in some cases, tooth extraction is the only viable option.

If you require a tooth extraction, you will most likely see your usual dentist.

There may be times when an extraction procedure is better carried out, but our in-house dentist with a special interest in Oral Surgery.

A surgical extraction might be your best next bet. Thankfully, we offer this at our practice for patients in Southeast London, with competitive pricing starting from £295.

With complex extractions, the recovery period might take a little longer, for example, it can take up to two weeks to recover when having your wisdom teeth removed.

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  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed


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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.



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