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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.

Wisdom teeth removal London - elleven Dental
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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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