Lily Allen is to have all of her wisdom teeth removed to prevent further problems with them, according to a post on her Twitter account.
The Smile singer said she is to have a procedure on Thursday (January 20th 2011) in which all four will be taken out following a mouth infection last summer.
As may be expected, she did not appear to be looking forward to it.
"Having all 4 wisdoms out on Thurs. OUCH! General anaesthetic, yum," Allen wrote.
The pop star has been out of the media spotlight lately after taking a career break to have a baby and then miscarrying the child last year when she was six months pregnant.
This follows advice from American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons chair Louis Rafetto, who recently told TheraBreath.com that having wisdom teeth out could improve oral hygiene and prevent future dental complaints.
He explained that they are hard to clean due to their position at the back of the mouth and could also push other teeth out of line.