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At Dr. Richard Clinics London, near Harley Street in London W1, Dr. Richard Marques BDS is an expert at treating all types of wisdom tooth pain.
Why do wisdom teeth cause problems?
Wisdom teeth usually develop in teenagers and young adults. They grow right at the back of your mouth, one in each corner – four in total.
By the time your wisdom teeth start developing all other adult teeth should be in place. Sometimes there’s just not enough room inside the mouth for four new teeth to make their home there. This means the wisdom teeth can’t grow properly, so they might emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. This is known as ‘impacted wisdom teeth’.
Not all impacted wisdom teeth cause pain. If they’re not causing you any bother, you don’t need to get them removed. Keep up your teeth cleaning routine and pay extra attention to those awkward angles that can trap food.
When wisdom teeth go bad…
Like all teeth, wisdom teeth can trap food and bacteria – and impacted wisdom teeth may be more susceptible, as they can be more difficult to clean properly.
Food and bacteria which isn’t removed causes a buildup of plaque and can lead to:
• Gum disease
• Tooth decay
• Soft tissue infections
If you’re experiencing any of these, or other problems with a wisdom tooth, call Dr.Richard Clinics London for your free wisdom tooth assessment*
*(Please note, there is a charge for emergency/ pain relief wisdom tooth appointments).
Our wisdom tooth treatments in the Harley Street district
Dr Richard Marques will be able to give you advice on the best treatment for you. It’s not always necessary to remove the tooth. Other options include:
• Giving you treatment for the pain or swelling
• Cleaning around the wisdom tooth to help prevent any recurrence
If removal of the tooth is the best treatment for you, then we can offer:
• Extraction of the wisdom tooth
• Surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth by our renowned specialist oral surgeon Mr Tamer Theodossy.
If necessary, we can refer you to hospital – privately or on the NHS. There is a small admin fee for referrals.
Anaesthetic for wisdom tooth removal
Before having your wisdom tooth removed, you’ll be given an injection of local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common procedures and can usually be completed within a few minutes.
After the procedure, Richard will give you full details of how to care for your mouth to help it heal.
Wisdom tooth treatments for nervous patients
Dr Richard Marques BDS is well-known for his gentle and ethical approach to working with nervous patients. If you’re particularly anxious about having a wisdom tooth removed, we can offer full IV sedation by an anaesthetist. You’ll feel relaxed and sleepy for a short time whilst Richard carries out the tooth extraction.
If IV sedation isn’t for you, we also have a selection of relaxing music to help take your mind off things. Either way, Richard will always make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.
Spread the cost with our interest-free payment plans
Wimpole Street Dental offers flexible payment plans and 0% finance options to enable you to spread the cost of your treatment. Finance is available subject to terms and conditions.
Emergency Wisdom Tooth Pain appointments in Harley Street, W1
Your wisdom teeth don’t always pick the most convenient times to cause you pain, which is why we have an emergency service for those out-of-hours problems, or for when you need to see a dentist urgently.
For an emergency wisdom teeth pain booking please call 07528 696946
For wisdom teeth pain appointments, call us on 020 7637 1672.