Pre extraction advice

Have something to eat or drink before attending the surgery.
Ensure that your dentist knows if you are taking any new or altered medication, or if your medical history has changed since your last appointment.
The procedure will be carried out under local anesthesia, so a companion is not compulsory, although you may feel comfortable having someone with you.
During lower wisdom tooth removal there is a small risk of causing damage to the nerves, which may result in temporary numbness to the lips, cheeks and tongue. In rare cases this may be permanent.
During upper extractions there is a small risk of causing damage to the sinus in the cheek, which will subsequently require further treatment.
The dentist will discuss with you any risks relevant in your case.
After your tooth extraction you may feel soreness, experience swelling and have difficulty in mouth opening for upto 48 hours after the procedure. You will also possibly feel tired, so do not arrange anything significant for that particular day.
You will have to eat soft, non spicy food for the next 24 hours after the procedure.
Your dentist will explain after care procedures to you.