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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are found at the back of the mouth and are on both the top and lower levels of teeth. In many cases wisdom teeth are present but do not affect the patient and can be lived with with no problem.

There are times however when the teeth become infected and cause pain,any reason could be is that there simply is not enough room for them to grow at the back of the mouth. The teeth and surrounding areas are some of the most sensitive in the body and can cause major pain and irritation if problems are not addressed early.

This case is referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.




Issues leading to the surgical removal of wisdom teeth can include:

  • tooth decay
  • gum disease

  • abscess

  • broken tooth

  • impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth removal is a common operation in the UK and the consultants at The Sefton Suite are experience in the procedure using all of the most up to date techniques and newest technology. 

Usually performed under a local anaesthetic many wisdom teeth can be removed like any other molar with gently rocking allowing the tooth to become free.

In some cases however with wisdom teeth it is necessary for your surgeon to cut slightly into the gum to allow easier removal with dissolvable stitches being used to close the small wound. 

There will be a small amount of bleeding in the mouth following the operation which will not last long,the patient will be given a soft pad to bite on to stop the bleeding.

It will take several hours for the feeling to return to the mouth and after that if pain is experienced refer to over the counter painkillers or antibiotics which will have been given to you by your consultant.

Any swelling and pain will begin to disappear and normal activity to be returned to as soon as possible.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 257 6700