Are there any risks with this surgery?
Yes, as there are with all operations, and these will be discussed with you in depth prior to treatment starting. Firstly, you could develop an infection in the wound site. This delays healing and can cause pain. To help prevent this, you will be given care instructions and sometimes an antibiotic to take during the healing period.
Secondly, there are two nerves that run close to the wisdom teeth. If they are damaged, they cause a tingling or numbness of the chin, tongue or lip on the side worked on. This numbness usually subsides over a few months. Xrays are taken prior to the commencement of treatment to assess the degree of risk of nerve damage in your particular case.