Mint Dental SE1

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Tooth Extractions in Waterloo

  • Chosen and counted on by hundreds of patients in Southwark
  • 200+ five-star Google Reviews and growing
  • Same-day extractions for badly infected teeth
  • Our London clinic is only a short, 10-minute walk from Waterloo station
  • We are two stops on the Bakerloo Line

Have you had a root canal or crown and still suffer tooth pain? Sometimes, teeth can become so severely damaged that they cannot be helped or restored.

Here at Mint Dental, we do everything we can to ensure tooth extraction is a last resort for permanent teeth, but in some cases, it might just be unavoidable.

But don’t worry – if you have to lose a tooth in the visible portion of your smile, we have dental implant specialists who can replace any teeth we have to pull, so you don’t have to worry about gaps ever being a problem.

Let’s see what we can do for your smile at our London clinic (SE1):

Dental treatments we offer in Waterloo
FillingsΒ |Β Root CanalΒ |Β Dental CrownsΒ |Β Gum Disease

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Why a tooth extraction might be necessary

While our goal here at Mint is to keep your teeth as intact as possible, in some scenarios, our general dentists, periodontists or oral surgeons might have to carry out tooth extractions procedures to ensure the overall integrity and stability of your oral health.

Before pulling a tooth, we will perform all the necessary assessments to check your teeth, gums and mouth to develop a treatment plan to preserve them best. However, when tooth extractions cannot be avoided, we go the extra mile to ensure the procedure is as painless as possible.

Here at Mint, our skilled and experienced specialist dentists are on hand to perform tooth extractions for several reasons, which include:

Irreparable tooth damage or decay

When tooth decay reaches the tooth’s centre (pulp), bacteria are produced, causing an infection. In most cases, root canals are used to help treat the infection. However, depending on the infection’s severity, a dental surgeon might recommend extraction to prevent the spread.

At Mint Dental, our expert dentists will examine the affected area and tooth and can prescribe the best dental solution moving forward. Whether it’s a root canal, or an extraction, with Mint, you can trust that we will deliver the safest, most comfortable, pain-free procedure that best preserves your oral condition.

Severe periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums, bone, ligaments and other structures surrounding the teeth. In its early days, the periodontal disease takes the form of gingivitis, which is solely an infection of the gums. However, the longer this goes untreated and ignored, the more severe your periodontal disease will develop and spread.

Mint Dental provides periodontal treatments delivered by gum experts that can restore the health of your teeth and gums and support tooth structure. We offer advanced periodontal therapy, which can help to prevent further dental issues from happening and to alleviate the symptoms experienced with gum disease.

In its most aggressive form, periodontal disease can cause the teeth to loosen; tooth extraction might be necessary in this case.

With this being said, tooth extraction will not be a cure for gum disease – however, we can begin to treat the condition more precisely and work on replacing the teeth with dental implants to ensure the vital bone structure is not lost.

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. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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.

Helping impacted teeth

When a tooth is impacted, it’s blocked from coming out, which is often the story with wisdom teeth.

In such cases, our specialist orthodontist Dr Francesca Pantanali might recommend that the impacted tooth be removed to prevent it from damaging existing teeth. By pulling a tooth this way, we also help minimise the risk of infection or overcrowding.

However, before making this recommendation, we will thoroughly examine the affected area because we are committed to delivering exceptional treatments and patient care.

Eliminate overcrowding

Tooth extraction for one or several teeth is often necessary in overcrowding, class II malocclusion cases.

Often, when patients wish to undergo orthodontic treatment, but there is no room for the teeth to shift and realign correctly, it might be necessary to remove teeth to make room.

Our expert orthodontists will examine how crowded your teeth are and accurately predict the amount of room required to give your set of teeth better alignment.

Dental trauma or accidents

When sporting accidents or traumas like car collisions occur, we prioritise preserving the teeth, whether with bonding, crowns, bridges, veneers or implants. However, tooth extraction might be required and other restorative methods prescribed in cases where the dental issue is beyond hope.

At Mint Dental, we don’t just offer crowns to prevent tooth loss, but our implant specialists place dental implants that replicate and mimic natural teeth.

We can perform two types of tooth extractions

  1. Simple extractions: Usually performed on teeth in the visible portion of the smile under local anaesthetic.
  2. Surgical extractions: Often performed when teeth cannot be easily accessed or have not fully erupted or broken under the gumline. Surgical extractions typically are performed under general anaesthetic.

Tooth extraction is the last possible consideration as a dental solution – consult with our specialists to understand why you might need one, or perhaps if there’s anything we can do to save your smile.

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Directions to our London practice

Car parking spaces are available near the practice (Colnbrook Street).

We’re the go-to specialists for dental referrals in Southbank, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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