Wisdom Teeth Extraction

(Wisdom Teeth Removal)

Summary

Wisdom teeth are found in the back of the mouth, and often cut through the gums in someone’s late teens or early twenties.

Sometimes they can cause problems and need to be removed. Issues include repeated infection of the surrounding gum, the position of tooth, or jaw problems.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.

    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation.

    This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathwayInitial consultationDiagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careGuide Price
    Hospital feesn/an/a£1,650Included£1,650
    Consultant’s fees£200n/aIncluded aboveIncluded£200
    Guide price£200Nil£1,650Nil£1,850
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

     

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

Most wisdom teeth can be removed under local anaesthetic or sedation. Sometimes a general anaesthetic is used. You may be given antibiotics before the operation to reduce the risk of infection.

The operation usually takes around 10 minutes, depending on how many teeth need to be removed.

The surgeon will cut along the gum and divide the tooth with a drill. Once the tooth is removed the gum will be stitched.

Following the procedure you will be taken back to your room and should be able to return home on the same day. The medical team at KIMS will advise you of any precautions you should take, dependent on what anaesthetic or sedation you were given. They will also give guidance on how to keep the area around the gum clean and what foods you should eat to encourage healing.

You will be invited for a follow up appointment at KIMS to remove your stitches and examine your mouth.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk

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