Wisdom Tooth Removal Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Treatment Outline

The treatment, at a glance

Treatment Time

30-60 minutes




1-5 days

Key Benefit

Prevent or treat dental pain

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More in-depth information

A Wisdom Tooth Extraction involves completely removing a wisdom tooth and its root. Common reasons to remove a wisdom tooth include: Pericoronitis, tooth decay to the wisdom tooth or the adjacent tooth, or infection.

During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed into the gum next to the wisdom tooth being removed. When the gum and tooth are completely numb, moderate pressure is applied to the tooth and roots to loosen it. When there is movement in the wisdom tooth it is removed.

If the wisdom tooth is not completely visible sometimes a small cut is made in the gum. Depending on the angle of the wisdom tooth it may need to be removed in 2-3 pieces.

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Treatment Prices

Treatment fee outline

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:




From £225

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Frequently asked questions

What will I feel during a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

A local anaesthetic injection is placed into the gum next to the wisdom tooth being removed. This will feel like a small sharp scratch or pinch, after which your gum and tooth will be numb. You now will not feel any pain during the treatment.

The numb sensation feels tingly or heavy around the teeth being treated including  lips, chin, cheek or tongue. You can feel a sensation of pressure during the wisdom tooth removal which is not painful. A surgical drill is sometimes used where you will feel and hear some vibration and noise.

How long does the treatment take?

The time spent removing a wisdom tooth is approximately 10-30 minutes and the total treatment time is 30-60 minutes.

Will I have to take time off work?

We recommend taking the rest of the day off work. Most people would have recovered enough to go back to work the next day. Depending on how complex it is to remove the wisdom tooth you may require an additional 1-5 days off work.


What can I expect afterwards?

The numb sensation generally lasts 2-4 hours. We do not recommend you chew any food or drink hot drinks while you are numb to prevent you from chewing your lip, cheek or tongue and burning your mouth. You are able to drink water straight after this treatment.

Some minor bleeding after treatment is normal. If this persists, apply pressure by biting firmly down over the treated area with a gauze swab or clean handkerchief for 20-30 minutes. There can be some slight bruising and or swelling which usually settles after 3-5 days after treatment.

If stitches are placed into the gum they will dissolve after 7-10 days.

Will I be in pain afterwards?

It is common to feel some soreness after this treatment. We recommend taking a pain killer straight away, while you are still numb. We recommend Paracetamol and/or Ibuprofen, which is available over the counter. Taking pain killers will help prevent any immediate discomfort or pain. Every individual will experience a different level of soreness and so you may need to take pain killers for the next 1-5 days after treatment.

Can I be sedated for this treatment?

Yes. Sedation involves giving you medicine into a vein via a small cannula that makes you feel sleepy and relaxes you both physically and mentally. This medicine is given to you by an Anaesthetist or a Dental Sedationist. You will need someone to take you home afterwards.

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