Wisdom teeth can cause pain and infection because they are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth and there is commonly either not enough room for them so they impact other teeth, or they are so far back that they are difficult to clean.
When food gets trapped it may initially cause chronic bad breath but can eventually result in emergency hospital admission to treat infection. As wisdom teeth are not necessary for full chewing function, their presence often does more harm than good and the extraction of third molars is one of the most common oral surgery procedures.
Our expert clinicians at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic will perform wisdom tooth removals using a system known as The Wand™ to reduce the discomfort of local anaesthetic injections, and sedation is also available for nervous patients.
If you think you may need to undergo oral surgery, book a consultation with an oral surgeon at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic, who will examine your mouth and explain whether it is suitable for you.