Wisdom Teeth are your third set of molar teeth. Sometimes they fail to come through fully and may cause problems. Usually these problems can only be resolved by extraction.
There is a huge variation in the level of difficulty involved in extracting wisdom teeth and an x-ray is required to give a clearer indication of this. A decision is then made as to:
- Extract the tooth under local anaesthetic
- Extract the tooth under local anaesthetic and intra-venous sedation
- Extract the tooth under general anaesthetic via a referral to a specialist department in a hospital.
Most cases can be extracted in the surgery under a local anaesthetic.
Following wisdom tooth removal there may be some localised swelling and discomfort for a few days afterwards.