• 9 Market Place
  • Falloden Way
  • London
  • NW11 6LB

Some patients don’t experience any negative symptoms when their wisdom teeth erupt, but for others it can be a painful and uncomfortable experience.

If this is the case, then we can perform the oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal here at Hampstead Dental Clinic. Appointments

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth is the name given to the set of molars that tend to erupt in the later teenage years, or in your early twenties.

Why do I need to get them removed?

Most people do not need to get their wisdom teeth removed. However, some patients might be suffering from impacted wisdom teeth, which is when they are trapped in your jawbone or gums and can be very painful.

Other reasons for removing the wisdom teeth are because they might be coming in at the wrong angle, or your jaw might not be big enough to house them comfortably. Cavities and gum disease are another reason why we might recommend their removal.

What is the treatment like?

You will discuss the whole process with an oral surgeon so that you can properly plan and prepare for the surgery. This includes talking about any other health problems you may have, whether you’re on any medication, and discussing which anaesthetic you would prefer.
When the date for your surgery arrives, the treatment should only take around 45 minutes and you will be under anaesthetic the whole time. Once the surgery is over, your surgeon may place gauze pads in your mouth to absorb any blood.

Aftercare tips:

  • Eat soft foods
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • Brush your teeth from the second day onwards
  • Don’t brush against any blood clots
  • Use an ice pack to ease any swelling in the jaw
  • Take over the counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to ease any pain
  • Gently exercise your jaw by opening and closing your mouth
  • Don’t smoke

For more information regarding this treatment

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  • 9 Market Place
  • Falloden Way
  • London
  • NW11 6LB