Oral Surgery


If you need a tooth to be removed, your dentist will usually give you a local anaesthetic. The local anaesthetic will numb your tooth and gums so you don’t feel pain. Your dentist will then use a special tool to loosen the tooth in the gum. Once the tooth is loose, they will remove it with forceps.

If your tooth extraction is more complicated, you might need to be given a general anaesthetic in hospital. A general anaesthetic will put you to sleep.

Wisdom tooth extractions

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure aimed at removing problematic third molars located at the back of the mouth. While upper wisdom teeth are typically easier to remove under local anesthesia, lower wisdom teeth can present more challenges due to their position and proximity to nerves and bone structure. The extraction process often involves several steps, including cutting the gum tissue to expose the tooth, removing surrounding bone if necessary, and potentially dividing the tooth into sections using a dental drill for easier removal.