Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth or the third molar teeth remain at the back of the mouth. Unlike your other teeth, they erupt or come through in your late teens or even at a later stage. Some wisdom teeth get stuck while erupting, leaving a flap of gum over the erupting tooth. Others are known to over erupt or grow too long.

There can be several factors for a dentist to suggest your wisdom tooth removal. The usual factors include tooth decay, infection and to create space to facilitate movement of the other teeth. It is also removed to prevent the cheek and the gum from being damaged.

When do I know that it is about time for wisdom tooth removal?

Usually, our wisdom teeth come through in late teens or early 20s. Some people never develop these teeth. Again, some people develop as many as 4 wisdom teeth – one at each mouth corner.

Normally, wisdom teeth eruption is a smooth, hassle-free procedure. But if your mouth can’t provide enough space for them to grow, they become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth makes you suffer from swelling, pain, infection and even provides damage to the neighbouring teeth.

Suspended food particles and plaque buildup are more likely to affect an impacted wisdom tooth. However cautious you may be in maintaining oral hygiene, yet it is difficult to avoid these typical problems with impacted wisdom teeth.

The problems of plaque buildup and suspended food particles are likely to lead you to greater complexities like the following:

  • Tooth decay: Harmful bacteria present in the plaque affects the outer enamel covering. Gradually, in advanced stages, decay spreads to the surrounding teeth.
  • Gum disease: The plaque buildup creates toxins that constantly irritate the gum tissues. Gradually, the gums turn reddish, swollen and painful. This problem spreads quickly and affects a greater area in your mouth.
  • Pericoronitis: It is the typical condition of gum inflammation surrounding the wisdom tooth.
  • Cellulitis: This is a kind of bacterial infection, affecting the tongue, cheek and the throat.
  • Abscess: This dental condition develops from a bacterial infection that leads to puss formation and affects both the wisdom tooth and the surrounding tissues.

Our dental experts at Camden High Street Dental Practice usually prescribe over-the-counter antibiotics and mouthwashes to cure your problem. If the medication fails to resolve the issue, we remove your wisdom teeth to provide a permanent solution to your discomfort and pain.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

Before extracting the wisdom tooth, you will be administered with local anesthesia to make the surrounding areas numb. You may or may not feel a little pressure when the tooth is being extracted from the jawbone.

In complex cases, the dental surgeon may have to make a tiny incision on the gum to get access to the tooth top. A wisdom tooth is also known to cut into pieces before being removed from the jawbone.

The time length of the procedure varies from individual to individual, depending on the level of complexity. In some cases, it may take just a few minutes, while it can last up to half an hour for some other individuals.

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Are there any tips to avoid complications in wisdom tooth removal?

  • Apply an ice pack at home for the next 24 hours to avoid swelling.
  • Slowly open and close the mouth to facilitate circulation of blood in the jaws.
  • Avoid brushing the teeth after the wisdom tooth extraction. Follow this till you’re tipped to resume it.
  • Keep the mouth hydrated by sipping in a gulp of water every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Stick to the medication prescribed by your oral surgeon.

How long is recovery after wisdom tooth removal?

Usually, it takes about 3 to 4 days for complete recovery. However, in complex cases, recovery can be slow and can linger for about 2 weeks or even more. The time length of recovery depends on how badly the wisdom tooth was impacted while erupting.

What is the cost of wisdom tooth removal?

The cost of wisdom teeth removal at any major oral health practice in North London including our Camden High Street Dental Practice varies from case to case. It varies proportionately with the duration of the dental surgical procedure.

However, given its patient-friendly approach, Camden High Street Dental Practice charges a nominal fee for this treatment. After assessing a case, our expert provides a detailed breakdown of the treatment cost.

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We are one of the countries leading clinics for complicated wisdom teeth extraction. Dr Javier Perez our oral surgeon has pioneered his own techniques to remove wisdom teeth in the most gentle and safest methods using innovative surgical techniques. We have removed over 5000 + wisdom teeth over the years. We have a national reputation for complex removals with patients coming from all over the UK. Dr Javier Perez is available at our Camden High Street Dental Clinic and at our sister clinics Dulwich Dental Office and Dental Care Centre New Cross. You may call all 3 clinics to find out the earliest availability with Dr Javier Perez.

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Dr Javier Perez

GDC No. 225487

Dental Implant and Oral Surgeon Expert

Dr Javier Perez graduated in dental surgery in 2010.

His clinical practice is focused on dental implants and oral surgery, from simple single tooth replacements to complex reconstructions involving both soft and hard tissues.

Dr Javier has completed a Masters in Implant Dentistry MClinDent (Implant) in London over three years and was awarded a diploma in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, one of the most prestigious colleges in UK.
Dr Perez has trained in Oral Surgery at the Maxillofacial Unit in the Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South England. He is at the forefront of dental implants and oral surgery regularly attending National and International conferences to develop his skills and learn about the latest trends in Implantology.

At Camden High Street Dental our implant team have placed over 5000 implants, often undertaking and being referred cases from other practioners. We also consult and treat cases where you may have been told that you are unsuitable for dental implants. Having assembled one of the countries leading dental implant teams we can treat the most advanced and complex cases here at Camden High Street Dental.

Outside of work Dr Javier spends the majority of his time with his young family, recently welcoming a new son (October, 2021). He enjoys spending weekends exploring London, especially going to local food markets.


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Dr Shirazi is great, he is friendly and you feel in comfort in his care!

Dr Shirazi has been my dentist for many years and I highly recommend him. He is always informative and supportive and I trust him completely. Thanks doctor for all you do

I have been with this dental practice for the past 10 years and have always received excellent care from my dentist Dr. Prasad. I would recommend this dental practice. Friendly service and a dentist who cares for his patients’ dental health .

Undine S.

Had an appointment with Dr Romain Prassad today what a lovely and kind dentist really put me at ease and is doing everything he can to help save my tooth thankyou so much ☺️

Tor M.

I had a wisdom tooth removed and a filling today, I cannot fault my treatment! My dentist was very skilled and calming! I didn’t even feel the injections! Restored my faith in dentists! TOO CLASS!!

I would really recommend this Dental Practice. Dr Kolar is a very attentive dentist who cares about the you as a person as well as about the health of your teeth and gums. He takes time to explain the processes he is leading you through, explains how your dental health has progressed over time and encourages you to take care of your teeth. For the first time in my life I look forward to coming to the dentist!

Toby R.

I have been registered at this dental practice now, for just over 15 years. Throughout that whole period, I have been lucky enough to have been looked after by the wonderful, and patient, Dr Prasad. He has covered many procedures in my mouth, from extraction, and root canal, right up to the most recent procedure, Composite bonding of my broken two front teeth. Do not hesitate to register at this practise, as you will be looked after with care and consideration.

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During the lockdown period I was able to see Dr Irfan for a dental emergency I had. I’m so grateful that they have been available throughout this. Gillian the practice manager contacted me and offered me an appointment the same day. I am a long standing patient at this practice and cannot thank them enough for great service they have provided to me throughout the years. Great dentist, staff and management. Thank you all so much.

Susan L.

The Dental Care Center has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at Camden dental care center very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.

Stewart S.

Dr Yasha saw me when my teeth were a mess, I was super self conscious about it and it was affecting my life really negatively. I needed 3 bridges, which are still holding up great, and I’m on the practice plan so have the motivation to go in for regular hygienist and checkup appointments. Not only is my oral health better than ever, my overall wellbeing and peace of mind is immeasurably improved. The care and consistency of treatment I’ve received from Dr Yasha and hygienist Ramin has made going to the dentist (almost) a pleasure. 100% would recommend. Really great people doing excellent work.