Wisdom Tooth Removal

The removal of wisdom tooth is a highly common procedure. At Frederick Street Dental Care, our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine the need for their removal. Wisdom teeth are one of the most common problems handled at Frederick Street Dental Care. Choosing a Specialist Oral Surgeon is a crucial factor in the care and outcome that you receive. Our Specialist Oral Surgeon Dr Besi is committed to provide you with the  highest

Our private Wisdom Tooth Extraction service is available 7 days a week, both to patients registered with the practice and to new patients. Other dental practices routinely refer patients who require urgent complex teeth extractions to our clinic for treatment.


How do I get an emergency dentist or oral surgery appointment?

If you need an emergency appointment with one of our experienced dentists, call our Clinic on 0131629 1158 or Email us as soon as possible. We are more likely to be able to accommodate a same-day visit if you call earlier in the day.

How do you know if you have a wisdom tooth infection?

The most common symptom of a wisdom tooth infection is pain. You may also have an abscess, which is a small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth. An infected wisdom tooth produces constant, throbbing pain that radiates to the head and jaw. You may also notice that the tissue surrounding the tooth is warm and swollen and you might have a foul odor or discharge in your mouth.

Can you get emergency wisdom tooth removal?

If there is an emergency or infection related to a wisdom tooth, the sooner it is treated the better. If you believe one or more of your wisdom teeth are infected, call our Clinic on 0131 629 1158 or Email us to schedule an appointment. 

Will an oral surgeon pull an infected tooth?

Oral surgeons can pull infected teeth, but your situation will be carefully evaluated before we suggest treatment. If your general dentist recommends removing a tooth that cannot be saved or if you’re considering an extraction; call our Clinic on 0131 629 1158 or Email us for an emergency appointment.

What Does the Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure Entail?

.The type of treatment needed to remove a wisdom tooth largely depends on where the wisdom teeth are located. During the consultation appointment, Oral Surgeon will evaluate X-rays and discuss the treatment options with you.

.Before the operation, the procedure will be explained to you, you will be given a local anaesthetic injection to numb the area around the tooth so that the treatment is carried out comfortably and to make the patient more relaxed and at ease. You’ll feel   some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.

At Frederick Street Dental Care, the procedure, which is most commonly conducted under local anaesthetic, usually takes approximately less than one hour. 

After Surgery Care

After your wisdom teeth have been removed, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth. Occasionally, some mild bruising is also visible. In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed if you have an ongoing infection. For the 24 hours after removing your wisdom tooth, you should avoid:

Our Specialist Oral Surgeon  Dr Eleni Besi has the skills and experience in performing complex surgical teeth extractions. Dr Besi is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. At Frederick Street Dental Care, she treats both children and adult patients.