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Wisdom tooth removal

The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK.
When wisdom teeth may need to be removed
Wisdom teeth only usually need to be removed if they don't come through properly and they are causing problems.
How wisdom teeth are removed
Wisdom tooth removal can be carried out by a dentist or a specialist surgeon working in a hospital.
Recovering from wisdom tooth removal
It can take up to two weeks to fully recover after having your wisdom teeth removed.
Complications of wisdom tooth removal
As with any procedure, removal of your wisdom teeth carries some risks.