Blanche Dental Clinic

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Toothaches can be a real pain, both literally and figuratively. If you’re facing a damaged or problematic tooth in Nigeria, you might be considering tooth extraction. But don’t worry, this common procedure can be a solution to regaining your oral health and a pain-free smile.
What is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth Extraction is a dental procedure where a tooth is completely removed from its socket in the jawbone.

Here are some reasons why a tooth extraction might be necessary:

  • Severe tooth decay: If a cavity is too large or deep to be filled, extraction may be the best option to prevent infection.
  • Advanced gum disease: When gum disease loosens the tooth’s supporting bone, extraction may be necessary to prevent further bone loss and potential tooth loss.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth that are trapped under the gum or bone can cause pain, crowding, or infection. Extraction can prevent future complications.
  • Fractured or broken teeth: If a tooth is severely broken and cannot be saved with a crown or other restoration, extraction may be needed.
Types of Tooth Extraction?

There are two main types of tooth extraction procedures in Nigeria, each suited to different situations:

  1. Simple Extraction: This is the less complex procedure, typically used for teeth that are visible and easily accessible in the mouth. Here’s how it goes:

    • Local Anesthesia: The dentist will numb the area around the tooth using an injection. You’ll likely be awake and comfortable throughout the procedure.
    • Tooth Loosening: Using special instruments like elevators, the dentist carefully loosens the tooth from its socket by gently rocking it back and forth.
    • Tooth Removal: Once loose, the dentist uses forceps to grasp the tooth and gently remove it from the socket.
    • Cleaning and Stitches (optional): The dentist will clean the socket and may place stitches to close the gum tissue.
  2. Surgical Extraction: This is a more involved procedure used for teeth that are impacted (stuck beneath the gum line), broken below the gum, or have complex root structures. Here’s a breakdown:

    • Anesthesia: Depending on the complexity, local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia might be used.
    • Gum Incision: The dentist will make a small incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth.
    • Bone Removal (optional): In some cases, a small amount of bone may need to be removed to expose the tooth completely.
    • Tooth Sectioning (optional): If the tooth is difficult to remove whole, the dentist may section it into smaller pieces for easier extraction.
    • Tooth Removal: Once accessible, the dentist will remove the tooth using forceps or other instruments.
    • Cleaning and Stitches: Similar to simple extraction, the dentist will clean the socket and likely use stitches to close the gum tissue.
What is The Cost of Tooth Extraction in Nigeria?

The cost of tooth extraction in Nigeria can vary depending on several factors:

  • Type of Extraction: Simple extractions are generally less expensive than surgical extractions due to the complexity and time involved.
  • Location: Dental clinics in major cities like Lagos or Abuja might have slightly higher costs compared to rural areas.
  • Dental Clinic: The reputation and services offered by a clinic can influence the price.

At Blanche Dental Clinic you can get your Tooth extracted at the cost of between N30,000 – N50,000 at any of our branches in Lagos and Abuja.

Blanche Dental Clinic is an award-winning Dental Clinic where you can get your tooth removed. Simply visit any of the locations listed below:

  1. 2b Adebisi Popoola Crescent, off Victoria Arobieke Street, Eti-Osa, Lekki 105102, Lagos.
  2. Suite K182, Road 5, Ikota Shopping Complex, V.G.C, Eti-Osa, Lekki 105102, Lagos.
  3. 7 Joseph Street, Opebi, Ikeja 100281, Lagos.
  4. 84 Kwame Nkrumah Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja. 
Locations of Blanche Dental Clinics in Lagos Nigeria

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