Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars behind your existing adult teeth, which often erupt sideways or not at all, causing a problem with cleaning, infection, pain or a “pushing” pressure on the other teeth. Some teeth are severely impacted because there is not enough room in the jaw to fit the extra wisdom tooth (also known as the third molar) and require removal.
Not every dentist can remove impacted third molars as they require extra training and skill to be able to do this procedure. We have a dentist trained in the UK in oral surgery, with extensive experience in taking out even severely impacted third molars, and any other difficult tooth extraction. In some cases we may recommend the surgery is done while you are asleep, to make the procedure more pleasant and less stressful for you. This is done at our surgery with a qualified dental sedationist who will help you sleep throughout the procedure, and wake up after it has all been done. As it is a lighter anaesthetic, you do not need to go to hospital or stay overnight, but you will need a chaperone as you won’t be able to drive home.