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Complex / Surgical Tooth Extractions in Ayrshire

We understand that having a tooth removed can be nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to more complex extractions. At Quadrant Dental Practice in Ayrshire, we offer a personalised approach to each patient, taking the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and providing a range of sedation options to help you relax and feel at ease during the procedure. Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced techniques allow us to perform even the most complex extractions with minimal discomfort and downtime, helping you to get back to your daily routine as quickly as possible.

When is a Complex Extraction Necessary?

Complex extractions are necessary when a tooth cannot be removed using traditional methods. This may be due to its location, size, or shape, or because the tooth has become so damaged or diseased that it cannot be saved. Complex extractions are often recommended for wisdom teeth, which are the last molars to develop and can cause pain, swelling, and infection if they become impacted or cause crowding in the mouth. In some cases, wisdom teeth can grow in at an angle, causing discomfort and even damaging surrounding teeth. Other complex extractions may be necessary for teeth that are fused to the bone or teeth that have broken off at the gum line.

The Procedure

Tooth Extractions in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

Dental complex extractions are a specialized procedure that typically require the use of local or general anaesthesia, depending on the complexity of the extraction and the patient’s comfort level. The use of anaesthesia ensures that the patient is comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. The type of anaesthesia used depends on the patient’s individual needs and the complexity of the extraction.

During the procedure, the dentist will carefully remove the tooth and any surrounding tissue. In some cases, special instruments and techniques may be necessary to remove the tooth safely and efficiently. The dentist may need to make an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth or may need to use a drill to remove bone surrounding the tooth. The goal is to remove the tooth in a way that minimizes any trauma to the surrounding tissues and preserves as much bone as possible.

After the tooth has been removed, the dentist will clean the extraction site and may place stitches to help the tissue heal. Patients may experience some discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. The dentist will provide detailed post-operative instructions to help ensure a smooth recovery.


After a complex extraction, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions for post-extraction care to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. This may include:

  • Taking prescribed pain medication
  • Applying ice to the area to reduce swelling
  • Avoiding smoking and drinking from a straw
  • Following a soft food diet for a few days
  • Rinsing the mouth with salt water

It is also important to consider options for replacing the missing tooth to maintain proper oral health and improve the appearance of the smile. Options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

Tooth Extractions in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a complex extraction more painful than a regular extraction?

The level of pain experienced during a complex extraction may be higher than a regular extraction, but the amount of pain varies from person to person. Pain can be managed with local or general anaesthesia, and your dentist will discuss the best options with you based on your individual needs.

How long does it take to recover from a complex extraction?

The length of recovery time after a complex extraction varies based on the complexity of the extraction and the individual’s overall health. It is important to follow your dentist’s post-extraction instructions to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

What is the success rate of complex extractions?

The success rate of complex extractions is high, with most patients experiencing good results. Your dentist will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with you and help you determine if a complex extraction is the best option for your situation.

How much does a complex extraction cost?

The cost of a complex extraction varies based on the complexity of the extraction and the treatment options chosen. Your dentist will discuss the cost with you and help you understand your insurance coverage and any other financial options.

Can a complex extraction be done in one appointment?

In some cases, a complex extraction can be done in one appointment. However, more complex extractions may require multiple appointments or the use of specialised techniques. Your dentist will discuss the timeline for your extraction with you based on your individual needs.

Why Choose Us for Tooth Extraction?

At Quadrant Dental Practice, we are proud to have a dedicated team of dental professionals who are committed to providing high-quality dental care to our patients. Our team includes experienced dentists, hygienists, nurses and a management team who are knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. We have dentists who are experienced in complex extractions. Our team is here to provide personalised and effective treatments that meet your unique needs and goals.

What Our Patients Think of Us

Helen Brown
Helen Brown
Peter is a fantastic dentist. I can’t thank him enough for giving me back my smile and confidence. I would highly recommend Peter he is so kind and patient 😊
Tevfik Boztepe
Tevfik Boztepe
Very professional,  I will never forget your kindness during my treatment. As nervous as I was to go through with it, you made sure that I felt comfortable and not just another number on the chart.I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so kind dr Donald.  You are the best dentist I have ever been to.
Always well looked after ,had first app since covid, donald reassured me and got app for tooth repair quickly.
Tigerlilly Feelfree
Tigerlilly Feelfree
I am so happy with the treatment I recieved today. I was terrified because I have been in so much pain but I was well looked after and the tooth was taken in minutes. I can't thank the dentist enough ❤
Gillian Bell
Gillian Bell
Was made to feel at ease as was feeling slightly nervous, Donald makes sure that you are comfortable and relaxed, as do the rest of the team. Highly recommend!
James Millar
James Millar
Fantastic practice with exceptional staff.
Ralph Pottie
Ralph Pottie
Always a professional and friendly service.
Stephan Conze
Stephan Conze
Of all the Dental practices I have been to, this is genuinely the one I have felt the most well looked after at. It is in a pleasant location, well maintained and has very friendly staff. The dentist are very professional and great and making you feel at ease. I have only positive things to say of the Quadrant Dental Practice and their team.

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