The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in the UK. Wisdom teeth usually come through in your late teenage years or early twenties (but can come through much later).
Sometimes these come through at an angle or trap against the tooth in front. This is known as becoming impacted. This can cause a lot of problems with patients including pain, swelling and some quite serious infections. If they are not causing any problems there is usually an argument to leave them.
Our Oral Surgeon Alice Harding will assess your treatment requirements and advise you how best to deal with your problem. Sometimes removal is indicated. Alice receives many referrals from other Dental Practices for Oral Surgery and is a highly skilled Oral Surgeon who will put you at your ease.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
After an initial assessment which usually involves x=rays the majority of wisdom teeth are removed under local anaesthetic. You should only feel a slight pressure and movement as the tooth is removed but it is not painful. If required Alice can perform this procedure under sedation but she will discuss this with you at your assessment.
If you have an emergency contact the practice on 01904 653 284 and our team will help you. Out of hours during weekends and weekday evenings we operate an emergency on call system, and you will be directed to the appropriate care.