Wisdom Tooth Removal

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

A wisdom tooth or third molar is one of the three molars in human teeth which usually start to come through at the back of our gums at each corner of jaw in late teens and early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly so they may become impacted and require removal.


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What is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom Tooth Referral

We are now offering an Advanced Dentistry Referral Service from dental colleagues or from patients themselves for a complex wisdom tooth extraction. We have the latest CBCT imaging scanner to enable advanced diagnosis for complex procedures and patient care. We aim to see failed extraction patients within 7 days of receiving the referral. Please contact us for further details.

Why should I have my Wisdom Tooth removed?

Impacted wisdom teeth can trap food and bacteria, starting a build-up of plaque, which in return results in further dental complications such as:

Symptoms of Wisdom tooth infection

Make an appointment with your dentist If you experience any of the following symptoms

How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

First of all, your dentist will assess your wisdom tooth and carry out an X-ray of your mouth. This gives a clearer view of the position of your teeth in order to determine if it needs to be removed. We may request a CBCT scan, at an additional cost, to be completed prior to the extraction appointment to assess the full position of the tooth and its proximity to the ID nerve, this is to ensure we reduce the risk of nerve injury.

The extraction procedure will then depend on the type of impaction as you may need to be referred to a specialist dental surgeon. If the extraction is to be carried out at Larkham House you will be given local anaesthetic injections to numb the area so that you will only experience a slight pressure during its removal. Some procedures only take a few minutes, whereas others can take 20 minutes or longer depending on the complexity.


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