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Wisdom Teeth

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What are Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the last to erupt at the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 18 and 22. Sometimes they appear many years later.

Nowadays people often have jaws that are too small for all 32 teeth with some mouths only having 28 teeth or less. So if all other teeth are present and healthy, there may not be enough space for the wisdom teeth to come through properly.

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What can I do to help myself?

Initially, gargling with warm salt water will help. The use of an antiseptic mouth wash like Corsodyl is very good too. Over-the-counter painkillers will control the pain. In severe cases or where mouth opening is limited, you need to see your dentist who will examine your mouth and may prescribe antibiotics.

What to do if the pain comes back?

If a lower wisdom tooth is regularly giving you problems, we often remove the upper opposing wisdom tooth to relieve the pressure off the sore gum around the problem tooth. Usually, this works well. If it does not, the offending wisdom tooth needs to be extracted. The extraction is carried out by your dentist or an oral surgeon in the hospital depending on your preferences and/or the difficulty of the extraction.

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Why Do We Sometimes Need To Remove Wisdom Teeth?

If there is not enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt properly into they get impacted (stuck) against the next tooth. Food and plaque can lodge between the teeth, and the area is usually very difficult to clean. This can lead to decay of the wisdom tooth and the adjacent tooth, and gum infection leading to a swelling and soreness.

Why Choose Stella Maris?

  • For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile.
  • With us, you can benefit from a comprehensive and preventative dental programme bespoke to you.

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Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
2024-04-30
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Gurdip Gill
Gurdip Gill
2024-03-25
Have been attending this practice for years and always feel welcomed. Staff are professional and caring.
Bev Simpson
Bev Simpson
2024-03-21
I highly recommend Stella Maris Dental Practice.. The standard of care is excellent and pain free. Thiara my Hygienist and the Dental Nurse support offer an exceptional service. Thank You
Larraine Dudley
Larraine Dudley
2024-03-07
Very experienced informative dental practice.
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
2024-03-06
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on
paul goodyear
paul goodyear
2024-02-26
I have have been going to this dentist for quite a few years and I had several problems which have all been resolved to my satisfaction. Dr Namih and his team have been professional and caring throughout . I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts
2024-02-07
Excellent care and friendly efficient service.
Angie Moule
Angie Moule
2024-02-05
Fantastic service and all the staff are lovely would definitely recommend to others
Stephen Bak
Stephen Bak
2024-01-16
After years of not being able to eat solid food, because of bad decay and alot of tooth discomfort, i decide to go and have a consultation on having implant retained dentures. How professional all the staff were, and after having my remaining teeth removed and 4 implants in the top and 2 in the bottom, i can now eat properly and i am pain free. The photo,s speak for themselves.. The best money i have ever spent. Highly recommend stella maris dental

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