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.
We are now offering an Advanced Dentistry Referral Service from dental colleagues or from patients themselves for a complex wisdom teeth extractions. We aim to see failed extraction patients within 7 days of receiving the referral. Please contact us for further details.
All our dentists can remove wisdom teeth, but Dr Vivek Giddani is our oral surgeon who receives referrals for complex wisdom teeth extraction.
Impacted wisdom teeth can trap food and bacteria, starting a build-up of plaque, which in return results in further dental complications such as:
Make an appointment with your dentist If you experience any of the following symptoms
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.
The extraction procedure will then depend on the type of impaction you have. You might need to be referred to a specialist dental surgeon.
If the extraction is to be carried out at Abbey Mead Dental & Implant Clinic you will be given local anaesthetic to numb the area so that you will only experience pressure during its removal.
Some procedures only take a few minutes, whereas others can take 20 minutes or longer depending on the complexity.Back to Oral surgery
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