There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. In all circumstances we require an X-ray of the tooth in its surrounds to identify any pathology and anatomically sensitive areas which need to be considered when planning the extraction. For the teeth that need a surgical approach, a comprehensive assessment of the area and a signed surgical consent form must be signed, thereby ensuring all the risks and treatment options are discussed and understood by our patients. It is not necessary to fast before an extraction and we welcome our patients to bring along their own music if it could help make the experience more pleasant.
We will check your teeth and advise you on whether they need to be removed; in some rare cases we may refer you to a specialist surgeon for hospital treatment.
We will carry out an X-ray to get a clearer view of the position of your teeth, their condition and the status of the adjacent teeth and bone. The process of having your wisdom teeth removed is usually performed under local anaesthetic which makes it pain-free.