To establish if your wisdom tooth needs extraction, your dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth. They can then decide whether extraction is necessary and if it can be carried out by themselves or by an oral surgeon.
For the treatment you will be given an injection of local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the area surrounding it. Depending on how far the tooth has come through the gum, an incision may need to be made into the gum to access the tooth. Your dentist may cut the tooth into smaller pieces to make it easier to extract.
You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you may feel some pressure as your dentist rocks the tooth to widen the socket, enabling the tooth to be removed.
Once the tooth is out, dissolving stitches may be used if an incision has been made. In some cases you may be prescribed antibiotics if you have an ongoing infection.
For 24 hours after treatment avoid drinking hot liquids, alcohol, and smoking, and avoid strenuous physical activity.
Wisdom tooth extraction cost will vary based on the location of the tooth and the degree of the deformity.