Do dentists remove wisdom teeth?

Most dentists remove wisdom teeth in general practice. It can be a normal and routine procedure.  In some cases wisdom teeth can become trapped under the gum in the bone, at difficult angles to physically see.  A dental x ray will confirm this.  In these circumstances extraction can be tricky because actually seeing and gaining access to a small space in the mouth may be impossible.  This is circumstance it may be necessary for a specialist to assess the position of the tooth and extract it due to greater experience in dealing with awkward cases.  This may involve a small surgical procedure where you may have local anesthetic with or without the use of sedation.   Sometimes it can be kinder to have a general anesthetic especially removing very difficult teeth or multiple teeth.