Some people are lucky and manage to escape the pain of them coming through for others however it can be a truly miserable process.
For a lot of us, there simply is not the room for four extra teeth in the mouth which is why removal of wisdom teeth is a fairly common procedure.
When the teeth start to come through the pain level can vary there can be anything from a small ache in the area to pain along the jaw and face. The pain is due to insufficient room for the tooth to break through cleanly. In some cases, the tooth may not come in straight and can hit another tooth. The pain when the tooth comes through is usually temporary and is easily treated with painkillers. However, if it is persistent or severe see your dentist as soon as possible.
Problematic Wisdom Teeth
If there is insufficient room in the mouth for the tooth to erupt which can be caused by the alignment of the tooth, it may come up part of the way then stop. The gum may then grow over the top trapping bacteria which can easily lead to infection. Pain can also be caused by the misaligned tooth hitting the second molars. We understand that there is nothing worse than the dull pain of a toothache!
If you have a partially exposed wisdom tooth regular check-ups are also vital. Decay can easily build up as this area is harder to clean.
There are a number of reasons you may get your wisdom teeth removed. It could be due to extreme pain, repeated infections or severe decay. In most cases the procedure is fairly straight forward, however for some complex cases a referral to a oral suregon may be required, someone who has undertaken further training in taking out potentially difficult teeth, i.e. wisdom teeth. During the procedure, you will have an anaesthetic so the discomfort will be minimal.
If you are having any discomfort from wisdom teeth or have any questions about treatment options, book an appointment online for or give us a call at your local S3 Dental Practice to discuss.
Our extended opening hours are here for your convenience!
Online Booking For New Patients
New patients are able to register and book online by clicking the BOOK ONLINE button below.
This will open up a new page in your browser and allow you to register and book your appointment at a convenient time to you. You will also be able to select if you wish to be seen as a Private patient or on the NHS. You will need your mobile telephone and an email address to register and book. Please ensure you receive confirmation via email that your appointment has been booked. In your confirmation email you will also receive a link, which you will need to download and fill in your MEDICAL HISTORY and SOCIAL HISTORY forms. You will need to bring these documents filled in to your dental appointment along with 1 form of photo identification and one recent utility bill as proof of address. If you are on any NHS exemptions, you will need to bring proof of this to your appointment, otherwise you will need to pay for your treatment on the day.
We ask that you attend approximately 15 minutes before your appointment to complete your registration on the day.
Please note that we have a strict failed or missed appointment policy, and if you miss your appointment, you will no longer be able to book any further appointments at S3 Dental.
We look forward to seeing you.
Online Booking For New Patients
Existing patients can now book an appointment for an examination or problem via our online booking facility.
Please click on the link below, where you will be directed to our online booking system.
Once the page loads, be sure to select "existing patient" at the top of the page and then proceed to book your appointment.
Alternatively you can use the CONTACT page and send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.