This online patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your oral and maxillofacial surgeon. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treat- ment with your surgeon. This is an abridged version of the ANZAOMS patient education pamphlet: “Wisdom teeth and what to do about them”. Available from your surgeon, the complete four-page pamphlet discusses the problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth, when to extract wisdom teeth, treatment decisions, surgery, anaesthesia, recovery and possible complications of surgery.