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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. 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 level of care  during and after your surgical treatment.

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.

Wisdom Tooth Removal
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.
Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth Removal FAQ’s

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. 
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.
When the wisdom teeth grow crookedly then they can develop into impacted wisdom teeth, patients can experience a lot of pain and discomfort in the surrounding area and find that their other teeth are also placed in jeopardy. For this reason, individuals are urged to seek treatment from an emergency dentist as soon as wisdom tooth pain begins. Contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately for an urgent dental appointment.
Wisdom teeth can become infected when the eruption of the wisdom tooth is blocked by the tooth in front of it or when food and plaque trap between the wisdom tooth and its overlying gum. Sometimes, patients feel intense pain and need to seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. Contact Emergency Dentist Edinburgh immediately for an urgent dental appointment.
The fee for your treatment is determined by a number of factors. These may include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth. It’s hard for us to give you an exact price without full assessment by one of our experienced dentists. For example, extractions in the lower jaw are typically more complicated than ones in the upper jaw, so they usually cost more. At Emergency Dentist Edinburgh, our experienced dentists will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and determine the need for their removal and will provide you with a full written treatment plan and associated cost.

Wisdom tooth infections are normally inflammatory based infections. Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication are all that you will need. Everyone reacts differently to painkillers for dental pain. There are a few over the counter painkillers which are readily available.

Ibuprofen- this can really help with toothache as it is an anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.

Paracetamol- This is readily available over the counter and comes in tablet and soluble. Many patients find this effective for dental pain.

Paracetamol and Codeine or Paramol- is combination tablet. The codeine component is an opioid and can cause drowsiness which may impair normal function. It is advised to seek an urgent dental care if you have toothache.

  • 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. 


Wisdom tooth removal entails extraction of teeth that are either diseased or in a position that is not maintainable by the patient. Most UK dentists follow NICE Guidelines for extractions of wisdom teeth. Surgical removal of impacted third molars should be limited to patients with evidence of pathology. Such pathology includes unrestorable caries, non-treatable pulpal and/or periapical pathology, cellulitis, abscess and osteomyelitis, internal/external resorption of the tooth or adjacent teeth, fracture of tooth, disease of follicle including cyst/tumour.

For Pain: Generally speaking, over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen are all that you will need. It is not advised for asthmatics or people with certain stomach problems.

Ice for Swelling: We want you to use Ice Packs to your cheeks for the first 24 hours following surgery, twenty minutes on and twenty minutes off alternating. Managing swelling can help greatly with pain management, and the act of icing may even feel good on its own.

Rest:  Rest is one of the most important things you can do to help your body heal faster 

Salt Rinse the DAY AFTER Surgery: The day after surgery, you should rinse your mouth very gently with a mixture of one cup of warm water and ½ teaspoon of salt. You may do so up to 4 times a day. Designed to gently clean the wound site. A good antimicrobial mouthwash, like  Corsodyl , will also help.

Smoking and Alcohol: Avoid drinking and smoking for 72 hours following having a tooth removed. This can delay healing. Smoking is one of the most common causes for  pain and infection following a dental extraction . image 7