Wisdom teeth removal

Surgical Extraction of wisdom teeth

If your wisdom teeth are painful, taking up too much room in your mouth, infected or decaying you can have them removed

About having wisdom teeth removed.

You might need to have your wisdom tooth removed for several reasons such as tooth decay, repeated or serious infection, to make space for other teeth or to prevent damage to your cheek or gums.

It's a common procedure that can take up to an hour (depending on how many teeth you're having removed).

Need to know

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    You'll need some form of anaesthetic to have a wisdom tooth extracted. If you have a local anaesthetic, your dental surgeon will give you an injection in your gums to numb the area. If you're having general anaesthetic, you'll be asleep during the procedure. Your consultant will recommend which type of anaesthetic is best for you.

    During the procedure, your consultant may cut back your gum very slightly, they might have to remove a small amount of bone. They also might need to cut your wisdom tooth into one or more pieces to make it easier to remove. Once your tooth has been extracted, your surgeon will close your gum with dissolvable stitches.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    If you're having general anaesthetic, your consultant will tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking for.

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
  • After surgery icon plus

    You should be able to go home after your procedure. If you've had general anaesthetic, you might feel a bit groggy straight afterwards and you should arrange for someone to drive you home.

    You might feel some discomfort and pain for a while after having a wisdom tooth extracted but this should go quite quickly. Your consultant might prescribe some pain relief. And they might also suggest you use special mouthwash in the few days after your procedure.

Don't wait, pay for yourself

We offer this treatment at a fixed price at some of our facilities.

Our oral & maxillofacial consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts who specialise in conditions and problems with the mouth, jaw and face, and whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our locations

From complex reconstructive surgery to diagnostic tests and minor procedures, we provide exceptional oral care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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