Tooth Extraction

Dr. Anna Beattie Explains Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction

Dr. Anna Beattie Explains Wisdom Teeth Extraction

There are many reasons why a tooth may need to be removed.

Whatever the reason, the dentists here at 3Dental are highly skilled and will ensure the procedure is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

The dentist will use a strong local anaesthetic to completely numb the tooth and the surrounding tissues. This numbness will last anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours.

We also offer IV sedation to those patients who are very nervous.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Dr. Anna Beattie Discusses Treatments For Wisdom Tooth Infection

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Dr. Anna Beattie Discusses Treatments For Wisdom Tooth Infection

The issue with wisdom teeth is that we tend not to have enough room in our mouths to have the wisdom teeth coming through. As a result, they can develop in quite abnormal positions. In some cases, this may require removal.

Any tooth that is abnormally positioned tends to trap food much more easily than other teeth in the mouth. In scenarios like this, people can develop little infections.

Having your wisdom teeth removed is reasonably straightforward. It takes approximately half an hour to do it. We can make the area really numb, so there’s no discomfort while the wisdom tooth is being removed.

If you have dental insurance, please let us know when you are booking your appointment.
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How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?

How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?

How Much Do Tooth Extractions Cost?

Non-Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost:

A simple tooth extraction is €100. If it has to be surgically removed by the oral surgeon, prices start from €350 per tooth. You will be given the price at the initial consultation.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost:

The price for wisdom tooth extraction is as follows:

  • Single lower wisdom tooth: €350
  • Both lower wisdom teeth: €500
  • All 4 wisdom teeth: €800

More detail on our prices can be found on our tooth extraction price list page.

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Tooth Extraction Pain & Aftercare

Having your tooth extracted can be a little bit uncomfortable for a couple of days afterwards, but we can manage that with painkillers and it usually settles down quite quickly.

Your healing time will largely depend on what kind of anaesthetic you received. If it was a local anaesthetic, it will be a lot less than if you were given IV sedation.

For full aftercare instructions, see our Tooth Extraction Aftercare page.


Carried Out In The Dental Surgery

Fully Registered Oral Surgeons With Private Medical Insurance

Tooth Extraction Includes Wisdom Tooth Extraction Also (if necessary)

We Offer Oral Sedation If You Are Nervous

We Will Make Your Experience As Comfortable And Painless As Possible

Remove A Decaying Or Impacting Tooth Or Teeth

Available in both our Dublin, Limerick and Galway clinics

Tooth Extraction Procedure

  • Tailored Treatment
  • Surgical Tooth Extractions
  • Problems With Wisdom Teeth
  • The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process
  • More Information
Tailored Treatment
Tailored Treatment

Tailored Treatment

If you are a particularly nervous patient we can also offer you oral sedation or IV sedation.

We can also advise you on the best treatment to replace any missing teeth.

Our most popular option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants, whereby single or multiple teeth can be replaced.

Surgical Tooth Extractions
Surgical Tooth Extractions

Surgical Tooth Extractions

Surgical extractions are done by our oral surgeons. These extractions may be slightly complicated due to various reasons.

For example, teeth with curved roots or teeth buried under the gums may cause complications.

However, these will not be a problem for our fantastic oral surgeons who will keep you pain free and relaxed.

Problems With Wisdom Teeth
Problems With Wisdom Teeth

Problems With Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth tend to erupt from the age of 17 to early twenties. Not everyone has all four wisdom teeth and some people may only have 1 or 2 wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth can cause problems when erupting through the gums by causing food traps which, in turn, can cause infection and bad breath.

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

First, the oral surgeon will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.

They may also provide sedation to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure.

The surgeon then makes an incision in the gum tissue and carefully extracts the wisdom tooth.

Afterwards, they clean the extraction site and may place dissolvable stitches if needed. After treatment, we provide patients with post-operative instructions.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Why would I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth may not have enough space to fully erupt into the mouth as they grow right at the very back where space is limited.

This can lead to infections of the gum around a wisdom tooth, or make it difficult to clean leading to decay.

In some situations, this may be very painful. Please note that we do cater for dental emergencies at 3Dental, and we'll do our best to fit you in at short notice.

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation is the use of a medication in the back of your hand or arm which relaxes you completely and makes a procedure such as wisdom tooth removal a pleasant experience.

What is an oral surgeon?

An oral surgeon is someone who specialises in removing difficult teeth.

Does my medical insurance cover this?

If you have medical insurance, most policies will contribute towards the cost of wisdom tooth removal. This varies from one company to another, and you would be best contacting them directly to find out if this is the case with your policy.

What is an impacted tooth?

A tooth which has grown at an unusual angle, or has no space to erupt into the mouth is said to be impacted.

Do you also offer wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes, we will examine you and make our recommendations on a case by case basis.

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction?

A routine, simple extraction of a single tooth would normally require a painkiller for a day or two afterwards. 

More difficult surgical extractions (required when teeth are badly broken or impacted) will result in swelling or bruising which can last 3-5 days. These would also generally require painkillers for a few days afterwards.

Does having a tooth out hurt?

Having a tooth out is totally painless. Modern anaesthetics and techniques make this possible.

During the process you will feel pushing and pressure, but no more than that.

You will experience some bleeding, bruising and swelling in the first few days after surgery so be sure to follow your dentist’s recommendations closely when it comes to pain management, smoking, cleaning, eating and drinking.


How do you take out an impacted or broken-down tooth and how long will the procedure take?

If a tooth is impacted or badly broken down then it often requires a small surgical procedure to remove it.

We need to gently lift back the gum and often then cut the tooth into some pieces.

This is done using a drill and feels very similar to having a filling. At the end of the procedure dissolvable stitches are placed to put the gum back in place.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to surgically remove one tooth.

Will it be very painful?

There should be no pain during the procedure itself because we numb the tooth and gum with local anaesthetic. However, once the anaesthetic wears off you will feel some pain.

It will usually be very painful for about 3-4 days and then continue to feel a bit sore for the rest of the week.

It is a good idea to have some painkillers ready at home and we will write you a prescription for stronger painkillers as necessary.

Will it be swollen?

Yes. Nearly everyone who has a surgical extraction carried out will have swelling afterwards. This is a normal response to the surgery.

Usually the swelling will be very visible on the outside of the face and will last for 2-3 days after the procedure.

Will I need time off work?

It is not completely essential but most people find it easier to recover if they have 1 or 2 days off work following the procedure.

What can I eat following the procedure?

You will find that it is difficult to eat hard or chewy foods for several days following the procedure.

It is best to eat a diet of soft and easily chewed food.

I am very anxious about the procedure. Is there anything that might help?

A lot of patients opt to be sedated while they are having their surgical procedure carried out. We offer intravenous sedation to patients having surgical procedures.

Intravenous sedation, which is administered through a vein in your arm, will make you feel much more relaxed and helps relieve anxiety.

If you would like to have sedation, please discuss this with us in advance because we need to book extra time for your appointment.

Can I get my tooth extracted near me?

Yes! We provide tooth extractions in each of our three clinics - Dublin, Limerick and Galway.

Book your free consultation today! We look forward to welcoming you in person soon :)

Do broken wisdom teeth always need to be removed?

It depends on the specific situation.

If the wisdom tooth is broken, we will need to perform some treatment, such as a filling, a crown, or possibly an extraction, if necessary. 

What are the different treatment options if my wisdom tooth (or teeth) are broken, chipped or cracked?

Ultimately, we would approach chipped, cracked and broken wisdom teeth the same way.

Extraction is a good option because your wisdom tooth is a non-functional tooth.

Your dentist will perform an examination, including an X-ray and be able to advise you after an assessment.

How long after an extraction can a patient have a filling?

It varies depending on the relationship between the tooth that is to be filled and the extraction site.

Patients should consider factors such as the healing progress and soreness when opting for a filling.

Generally, a week will be enough time, but you should take the advice of your treating dentist. 

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