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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Tooth extractions are best avoided but often they are necessary for a number of reasons, these include; extensive tooth decay, major infection and extreme mobility.

In addition to this, extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.

The procedure will follow a thorough examination and radiographic assessment. For your complete comfort, a local anaesthetic is administered to numb the surrounding area. After the tooth has been removed, you’ll be given an information sheet with post-operative care instructions. In most cases we also ask that your return to our practice for a follow-up consultation to check that the area is healing.

Many patients experience extreme anxiety when an extraction is recommended. This anxiety can be alleviated by advising us of your fears and concerns so that we can assist in making the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. In general, most patients find the procedure much easier than expected and the recovery time minimal.