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 team 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.

Call us immediately on 0131 629 1158 for same day appointment or Book Online.

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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 to schedule an appointment or Book Online.

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How much does wisdom tooth removal cost at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

The fee for your treatment is determined by number of factors. These may include the difficulty involved in removing your teeth. It is 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.

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What is the wisdom tooth removal procedure?

Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed?

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.

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How to take care of wound after wisdom tooth removal at Emergency Dentist Edinburgh?

After Care

 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.