If your erupting wisdom teeth cause a large infection, we may prescribe you antibiotics and wait until the infection has cleared, before we can assess the difficulty of removing your wisdom teeth. Depending on your situation, your wisdom teeth may be removed in our dental chair under local anaesthetic. Or, if your wisdom teeth are severely impacted, we may refer you to a local specialist surgeon who can remove them. If this is the case for you, we recommend you take a few days off work after your surgery to recover.