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Wisdom teeth removal London - elleven Dental

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. Our private dentists offer wisdom teeth removal within a few weeks rather than the 12 month NHS waiting lists.

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 removal 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 at our Harley District dental clinic.

Wisdom Teeth Removal London

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.

Wisdom teeth removal London - elleven Dental
Wisdom teeth removal London - elleven Dental

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.

Wisdom teeth removal London - elleven Dental

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.

Once you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, it’s best to focus on a diet of soft and easy-to-chew foods. Some foods you can eat include:


  • Cold foods like yoghurt and ice cream
  • Blended or pureed options like soups and smoothies
  • Soft, cooked vegetables
  • Protein sources like eggs and smooth nut butter


It’s best to avoid hard, crunchy, spicy, or acidic foods, as well as hot beverages and straws. 


Always maintain good oral hygiene, follow post-operative care instructions, and contact your oral surgeon or dentist if you have concerns.


Give us a call and our team will help you talk through any concerns or questions you have.

Wisdom teeth removal is considered a surgical procedure and requires all the same care and consideration as any medical procedure. 


The steps of wisdom teeth removal surgery include an initial examination with X-rays, anaesthesia administration, gum incision, tooth extraction and, sometimes, stitching.


Once the procedure is over, gauze is placed inside the mouth to control bleeding, and you’ll receive instructions to follow at home.


As with anything, there’s always a risk of complications, although very rare. Complications can include anything from an infection to nerve damage, so following care instructions and reporting concerns promptly will help minimise these risks.


The complexity of the procedure will vary based on factors like tooth position but wisdom teeth removal will always be performed by an oral surgeon or qualified dentist.

Dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, is a painful condition that can occur after any tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth removal. It happens when the blood clot that normally forms in the extraction site is dislodged or dissolves prematurely, exposing the bone and nerves.


Symptoms of dry sockets include severe mouth pain, bad breath, and sometimes, you’ll be able to see a visible bone. 


There are some risk factors that may prompt dry sockets, including smoking, poor oral hygiene, and certain medications – check with a healthcare professional and talk to your dentist if you’re unsure.


To increase your chances of preventing dry sockets, make sure to follow your aftercare instructions. This usually includes cleaning the socket, applying a medicated dressing, and managing pain.

If you suspect you’re suffering from dry sockets, contact your oral surgeon or dentist for prompt evaluation and care – the team at E11even Dental are always on hand to help, contact us today!


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