Wisdom teeth

With Age Comes Wisdom

Discomfort or severe pain from your wisdom teeth requires a consultation with a Dentist or Specialist Oral Surgeon. They will advise you on any necessary treatment required, whether conservative or surgical.

A radiograph (x-ray) is taken which locates the position of your wisdom teeth. This also helps to assess how difficult a possible extraction may be.

Routine, difficult or impacted wisdom teeth can be removed with local anaesthetic, under sedation or general anaesthetic, as appropriate, by a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon or Specialist Oral Surgeon.

Why it is important

Some wisdom teeth erupt with no pain or discomfort at all and will not need removing. Others may only partially erupt and show signs of decay, causing a cavity. Wisdom teeth can also be very painful and become infected. If the wisdom teeth are partly buried in bone, this bone has to be removed. This is why patients are often referred to a clinic such as ours for this surgery.

Our team of Specialist Oral Surgeons will advise you on any necessary treatment required.

How can I have my Wisdom teeth removed?

Depending on the position of your wisdom tooth/teeth will depend on how difficult the removal will be. Your Surgeon will assess the clinical situation, view your radiograph and discuss with you the treatment options available.

At Parkway Clinic we have all the facilities to provide Local Anaesthetic (with or without Sedation) or General Anaesthetic. Your Surgeon and Anaesthetist can discuss your needs and advise you on what is best.

What can I expect afterwards?

Upper wisdom teeth are usually quite straightforward to remove and do not generally cause too much discomfort. You will be advised on how to care for your socket and given an advice leaflet to take home with you.

If lower wisdom teeth are buried in bone, their removal can be quite difficult. The bone will be removed, the tooth extracted and dissolvable stitches inserted in the gum. Swelling, reduced mouth opening and discomfort are all normal after these operations and may continue for several days.

Pain-Free, fear-free Wisdom Teeth treatment for Nervous Patients

At the Parkway we take the concerns of nervous patients – and those who suffer from fear of the dentist –extremely seriously. Wisdom Teeth removal may be a straightforward form of dental treatment, but the anxiety which it can provoke in many patients is very real. We offer nervous and phobic patients the option of local anaesthesia, sedation dentistry or general anaesthetic for all dental procedures, depending on suitability. It is all part of the gentle, considerate approach which The Parkway is known for.

What’s the Cost?

  • Consultation – £180
  • Treatment starting from – £290


Who Will Treat Me?

Keith C. Silvester
Consultant oral & maxillofacial surgeon
Mr Keith Silvester is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Morriston Hospital and is the nominated Clinical Lead for Oral Surgery at Parkway. He is currently Chairman of the Swansea ...
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Simon C. Hodder
Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial & Head & Neck surgeon
Mr Simon Hodder is a Consultant in Maxillofacial Surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. He is currently the Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University Hospital of Wales, the Senior ...
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David W Patton
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr David Patton, formerly the Senior Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, has over 25 years’ experience as a Consultant. ...
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Dr Julian Campbell
Specialist in Oral Surgery & Dental Surgeon
Dr Julian Campbell has worked in the NHS and Private Dentistry since he qualified in 1973. He has owned his own Practice and is a Specialist in Oral Surgery ...
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David Drake
Consultant Cleft & Maxillofacial Surgeon
GDC No: 64848 ...
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Ketan Shah
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mr. Ketan Shah is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. He has a special interest in cancers involving the mouth and jaws and skin of ...
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