WisdomTeeth Removal

Harley Street, London

common dental problems

Adult teeth normally come through from the age of 6 upwards, whereas wisdom teeth as the last set of molars typically develop between 18 and 25. When wisdom teeth come through, they can cause a wide range of symptoms and problems.

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Most people’s jaws are fully grown by the age of 18. Often wisdom teeth may not have enough room to emerge into the mouth.

If wisdom teeth do not erupt into their correct position in the mouth then they can become impacted. When the wisdom teeth are impacted it may be necessary to have them removed by one of our specialists at our Harley Street practice in order to prevent the following:

  • Partially covered by gum which can be a food trap and become inflamed and painful
  • Pain in the jaw whilst trying to erupt
  • Increased tooth decay as cleaning can be harder
  • Develop cysts around them
  • They can become severely infected causing facial swelling and a fever

Impacted wisdom teeth may be caused by a lack of space of their being other teeth in the way.For most people, impacted wisdom teeth cause no problems at all, but some people can suffer problems such as inflammation of the surrounding gum, a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease in other teeth, and possibly problems with teeth in later life. If the wisdom tooth becomes infected then treatment would usually involve surgery.

In some cases, the discomfort experienced can be quite extreme. If you suspect you may require an emergency wisdom tooth extraction in London or any other emergency dental treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch with our emergency dental service to ask about wisdom teeth removal in our Harley Street Clinic.

Wisdom Teeth Treatment

If your wisdom teeth are coming through then you may be suffering from symptoms or problems such as infections, pain, or swelling. Without the correct diagnosis and treatment, these symptoms are unlikely to get better on their own. It is important to make sure you seek the correct treatment/service such as:

If you would like more information on wisdom tooth extraction in London, get in touch today to arrange your appointment with one of our award-winning dentists.

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Removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common operations carried out in the UK.
Impacted wisdom teeth have sometimes been removed whether or not they were causing problems. There is no reliable evidence to suggest that operating on impacted wisdom teeth that are NOT causing problems has any benefit for the patient. In fact, every operation has some risk.

Based on evidence (NICE guidelines), it is recommended that impacted wisdom teeth that are free from disease (healthy) should NOT be operated on.

There are two reasons for this, the first being that there is no reliable research that this practice benefits patients. Also, patients who do have healthy wisdom teeth removed are being exposed to the risks of surgery. These can include nerve damage, damage to other teeth, infection, bleeding, and rarely, death.

Only patients who have diseased or infected wisdom teeth, or other problems associated with the wisdom teeth, should have their wisdom teeth removed. Your dentist or oral surgeon will be aware of the sort of disease or conditions, which would require you to have surgery.

Examples include untreatable tooth decay, abscesses, cysts or tumours, disease of the tissues around the tooth, or if the tooth is in the way of other surgery.

Get in touch today to speak to one of our wisdom teeth removal specialists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you or a member of your family or someone you care for are having problems with their wisdom teeth you should discuss this with your general dentist or oral surgeon. The information provided on wisdom teeth in this brochure is provided by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK.


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