types of teeth extractions

There are basicially 2 types of dental extractions

  1. Simple normal tooth extraction
  2. Surgical tooth extraction

Simple teeth extractions can be seen, easily accessible and can be done by a general dentist. On the other hand, a surgical dental extraction normally requires incision into gums, soft tissue or bone in order to remove the tooth. At BIDH dental hospital, surgical teeth extractions are always referred to an oral surgeon for removal.

Dental x-rays are always taken for potential surgical teeth extractions to determine the positioning of the tooth roots and safely plan the its route and method for removal.

Tooth extraction cost

Primary Teeth

Baby teeth or primary teeth are teeth that we use when we are children. At the age of around age six or seven, teeth will become loose as permament adult teeth erupts and the baby teeth naturally and eventually falls off. For certain children however, your dentist or pedodontist may need to aim the removal of baby teeth if there are teeth eruption issues.

Visit a children dentist for monitoring if you are unsure or uncertain on tooth removal who can advise and perform routine care for you or your child.

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Adult Teeth

Proper oral care on daily tooth brushing and flossing should be taken so that your adult teeth last you for your life-time. If and once your adult tooth are lost, no new natural teeth will be replaced. You may have to opt for teeth prostheses such as dental impants, bridges or dentures.

Whether wisdom teeth should be retained or removed will vary with each person and the positoning of your wisdom teeth. Consult a dentist to monitor its growth and impact if unsure about your specific case.

When do you need teeth extractions?

Primary Teeth

For primary teeth or baby teeth, it will become apparent when it is ready to be removed. Many a times, children themselves or parents remove their child’s teeth at home without the need of a dentist if the baby tooth is very loose. If your child’s tooth is not sufficiently ready to come out naturally, attempts with force may pull on the sensitive roots and cause unnecessary pain to your child.

Consult a pedodontist if you are unsure if you should have your child’s baby teeth removed in advance. Pedodontists are dental specialists who will have experience and knowledge about children’s teeth eruption, how to manage children’s oral care and behaviour as well as monitor potential issues.

Removing baby teeth too quickly can cause possible concerns on child’s speech, chewing and teeth development. Baby teeth should therefore be repaired where possible. A space maintainer is sometime required for pre-mature baby teeth removal to prevent existing teeth from shifting out of place before permanent teeth are ready to grow in.

Adult Teeth

Tooth extraction is not done unless there is no other option.  Adults may encouter problems that may require pulling their teeth or some children may require extraction of their permanent teeth is ready to erupt. Some of the most common reasons may include:
  1. Significant tooth cavities on teeth that may not be restorable with dental fillings or root canal treatment
  2. Overcrowding of teeth that may cause potential jaw development  issues
  3. Tooth is severly broken or fractured that may no longer be repaired
  4. Orthodontic braces treatment
  5. Teeth are sometimes removed to prevent the risk of infection. If your immune system is compromised (such as chemotherapy or organ transplant cases), a particular infected tooth may be reason enough to pull the tooth.
  6. Severe periodontal disease or gum disease can cause tissues and bones supporting the teeth to loosen. If unsalvageable, the tooth may need to be extracted.

wisdom Tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth typically grow in at around age 18 to 20 years. They are are third molars and if they grow out properly, they are used like any other tooth for chewing. Your wisdom teeth does not usually need to be removed if they are not impacted and are not causing you any problems.

However, if your wisdom teeth partially erupts and is impacted or are embedded inside gums, they may be recommended for removal to prevent potential issues:
  1. Pericoronitis bacterial infection from partially erupted wisdom tooth.
  2. Cyst development from wisdom tooth that has not erupted can damage bone and gum tissue.
  3. Crooked wisdom tooth can pain, tooth decay, gum disease or damage adjacent teeth.
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Partial Eruption

With opening around the teeth, bacteria can grow and become infected.

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Angular Impact

Molar directly in front of the wisdom tooth can be adversely affected.

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Horizontal Impact

Molar directly in front of the wisdom tooth can be adversely affected.

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Vertical Impact

Pressure and force from erupting wisdom teeth can cause movement and relapse of orthodontically aligned teeth.

The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Symptoms that indicate your wisdom teeth have erupted and should be removed include:
  1. pain and tenderness
  2. bad breathe or unpleasant taste from infection in mouth
  3. facial swelling
  4. swollen gums in the back of the mouth

What are the Tooth extractions cost?

Normal Tooth Extraction Procedure

For a typical normal tooth removal, your dentist explains and confirms with you on the need for tooth removal with a consent form. A local anaesthetic (LA) injection may be given to numb the area around the tooth. Your dentist then removes the tooth from the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.

Normal tooth removal is quick and takes just around 20 minutes to remove. Tooth extraction cost for a standard normal removal range from 1,000 baht upwards based on tooth complexity.

Surgical Tooth Extraction Procedure

For surgical tooth extractions, the oral surgery is done by an oral  surgeon at BIDH oral surgery center. For certain patients that may be concerned with dental pain or anxiety, sedation dentistry is offered.

At BIDH dental hospital, the tooth extraction cost for surgical removal may be divided into 5 cateogory types:

  1. Surgical removal of non-impacted tooth : There is soft tissue surroudning the tooth that needs to be cut but is easily accessible for removal.
  2. Surgical removal of soft tissue impacted tooth : Adequate jawbone is present for tooth eruption, but there is gum tissue is attached to the tooth.
  3. Surgical removal of partial bony impacted tooth: The tooth is partially erupted with portions of the tooth crown submerged below the gum and surrounding jawbone.
  4. Surgical removal of complete bony impacted tooth:  The tooth is completely encased by jawbone and the oral surgeon needs to remove the tooth deep inside the gums and bone area.
  5. Surgical removal of variation of deep impaction and embedded tooth : complex surgical removal of unerupted tooth or complicated positioned tooth

Surgical Tooth Extraction Cost

Dental x-rays

Diagnoses and Treatment Plan

  1. Panoramic x-ray is taken to check overall oral condition
  2. Additional small x-rays may be taken for the specific extracted tooth
  3. CT Scan (taken only for complicated surgical tooth extraction cases)
  4. If patient is anxious or fearful of pain, sedative dentistry may be opted (optional)
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Surgical Tooth Removal

  1. Cost of surgical tooth extraction is based on complexity of oral surgery:
    • non-impacted
    • soft tissue impaction
    • partial bone impaction
    • complete bone impaction
    • deep impact and embedded tooth
  2. Cost of medications and mouthwash

Tooth Extraction Recovery

The recovery period for a normal tooth extraction is quick and you are normally able to go about your activities durnig the same hour. For surgical tooth extractions, your dentist my recommend rest for the first few day various with the complexity of your surgical tooth removal. The healing period for wisdom tooth extractions can take up to 2 weeks.

Tooth Extraction Pain

If you tooth extraction is surgical one with soft tissue or bone impaction that may be near the nerves, it is normal that you may have a swollen mouth and cheeks or feel some bruising during the first few days. It will however gradually improve. Your oral surgeon will always administer you with pain relief mediation and antibiotics. Gently press a cold cloth or use an ice-pack over the swollen region to help reduce swelling.

Teeth Extraction Complications

With all types of surgery, dental or medical, there are risks involved that your oral surgeon discusses with you prior to the start of oral surgery. Possible complications for tooth extraction may include :
  • Infection or delayed healing is based on an individual’s immune system and body response. Infection is more likely if you smoke during your recovery or have related medical compromise conditions. Symptons of infection include high temperature, yellow or white discharge from the site, persistent tooth extraction pain and swelling.
  • “Dry socket” is whereby a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket. This cuases a dull aching sensation in gum or jaw from an empty tooth socket. A bad smell or taste can sometime arise.
  • There is a risk of nerve damage with a tingling or numb sensation in your tongue, lower lip, chin, teeth and gums. It is usually temporary, but in very rare cases, can be permanent.
  • Bleeding can occur post surgery. This normally stops after a while. If there are signs of heavy or continuous bleeding from the extracted site, please contact your dentist immediately.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

After having surgical teeth removal, below are aftercare instructions to follow to help alleviate any discomfort and prevent infection:

  • Please do take pain relieve medications and antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist. The antibiotics course should be taken until coplete.
  • Immediately after tooth removal, there may be some bleeding. Bite firmly but gently on a gauze pad to allow blood to clot. Change the gauze when it feels soaked.
  • Avoid rinsing or spitting forcefully for the first 24 hours after tooth extraction.
  • After 24 hours, you may rinse with a solution made of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 8 ounces of warm water to clean the area.
  • Use an ice pack and place over the affected area after surgery to keep down swelling. You may apply ice for intervals of 10 minutes.
  • Limit any strenuous activity for the first two days.
  • Do not drink from a straw for the first 24 hours. Sucking action may cause the clot to dislodge.
  • You are advised not to smoke as it can inhibit healing.
  • Soft and cold foods are recommended on the day after the tooh extraction. You can add solid foods to your diet as the extraction site heals.
  • Prop your head with pillows when lying down.
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth to prevent infection avoiding the extraction site directly.

Oral Surgery Center

Why should you choose BIDH thailand oral surgery clinic for your oral surgery treatments?

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Each of our oral surgons and implantologists have more than a decade of treatet experience trained from Germany, UK or USA. Many of our oral surgeons are professors and lecturers who teach at Thailand's best dental schools. Our dentists has treats thouands of cases including complex and advance surgical teeth extractions, biopsies, full mouth dental implants and orthognatic surgeries.


Unlike the pasts, having oral surgery treatments has become quicker, simply and less invasive. Because BIDH dental hospital has a top tier team or oral surgeons and specialists, this assures you for an effective, efficient treatment. Treatment and diagnoses are done right the first time –  properly, safely and correctly. Havinv qualified and skilled dentists means there is less margin of risks and you have access to the latest techniques and developments.

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BIDH dental hospital is one of the few dental centers in Thailand that offers safe sedation dentistry options for pain control and anxiety. If you have a phobia of dental treatment, sedation methods may be administered that is monitored by our registered nurses or licensed anaesthesiologist doctor. This assures with patient safety. We do not perform gas or uncontrolled sedation options that dental clinics may risks doing and have strict polices on quality and hospital safety.

You can choose mild sedation with oral medications to feel more relaxed but you are awake; moderate sedation with Intravenous (IV) sedation so you are placed in a semi-concious state but is still able to respond; or in deep sedation under general anaesthesia where you will not have any re-collection of your oral surgery.

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As a dental hospital, we specialize only on dentistry. Dentistry is at the core of our operations whereby our medical care staff performs only dental treatments day in and day out. This enables us to be an expert at our area of expertises.

BIDH dental hospital uses strict and high controls for infection prevention and controls. Sterilization quality and patient safety is a mandatory part of our operations. We follow international standards. BIDH bangkok dental is one of Thailand's first offical dental hospital.

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BIDH thailand oral surgery center has one of the top team of oral surgeons. Our oral surgeon team consists of award-receiving dentists in oral cancer care and treatment. Our implantologist team composes of ITI (International Team of Implantolgy) scholars and lead international speakers.

As as dental hospital, we track our oral surgery success rate and infection rates to ensure that our patients are consistently taken care for by our dentists, nurses and staff. 

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We are one of the first and few dental center in thailand with an operating theatre (OR) specificially designed and catered for oral surgeries. Our operating theatre room follows controlled sterilization flows and strict processes and is equiped with emergency life-saving equipment.  Our dental building is designed during its design phase as a dental hospital. Facilities, technologies, workflow systems to therefore catered specifically for dental treatments.


During and after all oral surgery treatments, international patient safety goals (IPSGs) and instrument preparations are checked and accounted for by registered nurses, doctors and dental assistance.  

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BIDH bangkok dental hospital is part of Thailand's largest and trusted dental clinic network group in Thailand. We are listed on the stock exchange of Thailand with  a transparent systems for governances and treatment fees. All our prices are standardized and non-discriminatory. Our dental clinc network group manages award-winning dental clinics and centers in Bangkok, Chiang mai and Phuket.

Established for more than over a 15 years within the dental sector, our dental group pulls the best of dentistry resources, know-how and skills within our dental hospital, dental center and dental clinics.

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Conclusions – Surgical Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction cost varies with the complexity of tooth extraction. A normal simple tooth extraction is easy to remove and does not require sutures that may be done by a general dentist. A surgical tooth extraction requires tooth removal accessing under gums that will normally be referred to an oral surgeon at BIDH oral surgery center. Stitches are removed about 7 days after surgical tooth removal.
There are several reasons when you might need our dentist to remove your child’s primary teeth, your permanent adult teeth or wisdom teeth. Teeth is only removed as a final option if it cannot be restored. 
If choosing surgical tooth removal at BIDH thailand oral surgery clinic, you are able to opt for sedation dentistry on the use of IV sedation, general anesthesia (GA) for individuals who are afraid of dental treatments or have a low tolerance to pain. BIDH has a leading team of oral surgeons who are well-experienced and treats complex cases.

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