Waiting times at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
7 weeks 4 weeks
*The actual time you wait for surgery at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS will approve the funding for your treatment. Nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Southampton NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.

Click here for more information about self pay


Extraction of multiple teeth

Multiple teeth are usually extracted from a patient if they have extensive and severe periodontal disease. Having them removed at the same time is often the best option to minimise stress on the patient and to save time.

Full dental clearance

This is the procedure of removing and replacing all of a person’s teeth, perhaps as a result of periodontal disease or abscessed teeth. This can make a big improvement to a person’s oral and general health.

Lower dental clearance

This is the removal and replacement of all of a person’s natural teeth in their lower jaw.

Surgical removal of impacted tooth

If a tooth fails to emerge, or only partially emerges, it is considered to be impacted. As this can lead to the misalignment of the bite, and possible trapping of debris – and therefore gum inflammation – these are often surgically removed. An incision is made in the gum and the tooth is removed with any bone that is in the way.

Surgical removal of impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to become stuck, or impacted, in the gum tissue or bone. An incision is made in the gum, and the tooth, plus any bone, is removed. The incision is then sutured up.

Surgical removal of retained root

Retained root remains in the jaw after tooth extraction and is sometimes used as a support to overdentures. If it is causing pain, it may be removed via surgery to ease pain and prevent infection.

Surgical removal of tooth

Teeth can be removed from the mouth for a number of reasons, including tooth decay, cosmetic reasons, trauma or impaction. This is done under local anaesthetic and sometimes under general anaesthetic.

Upper dental clearance

This is the removal and replacement of all of a person’s natural teeth in their upper jaw.

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