Oral Surgery & Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you have been experiencing discomfort from your wisdom tooth / teeth you should arrange an appointment with your dentist.  They will assess if the tooth / teeth requires to be extracted in which case they may refer you to have this procedure carried out.  The waiting times at the local dental hospital can be fairly long and therefore you may choose to have this treatment carried out privately in order to be seen promptly.

Your dentist may refer you to Andrew Scott Dental Care or alternatively you may self refer to allow this treatment to proceed without delay.

At your initial consultation, Binnie Smart would assess your situation and discuss any proposed treatment in detail with you.  The treatment appointment length would vary depending on the complexity of the case.

The procedure may involve your gum being cut to allow access to the tooth and there may also be some drilling required.  During the treatment you are likely to feel some pressure just before the tooth is removed as the tooth socket is widened by rocking the tooth back and forth.

After your wisdom tooth / teeth have been removed, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth. Occasionally, some mild bruising is also visible. This is usually worse for the first 3 days, but it can last for up to 2 weeks.  Please see our page on Extractions for further information and advice.

If you would like to discuss your situation further please feel free to contact us by phone 01224 806700 or email info@andrewscottdental.co.uk