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What Is A Wisdom Tooth

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what is a wisdom toothWhat is a wisdom tooth? Many people ask the question and are unsure what the difference is between this and a normal tooth. In answer to the question, the wisdom teeth are the same as any other molar in their shape and form, however, they are actually a third set of teeth. These usually grow through during a person’s late teens or early twenties. When wisdom teeth grow correctly they can be a valuable addition to the mouth, although, for most people, problems can occur. Problems mainly arise due to overcrowding, which means the tooth does not have enough room to grow down. If a wisdom tooth does not erupt properly or it becomes infected then it can cause complications. Often, the wisdom teeth need to be removed due to pain, discomfort, infection, or because they have grown crooked or at an awkward angle.

Wisdom tooth removal

To establish what kind of treatment is appropriate, a pre-operative appointment will be needed. During this, a dentist will take X-rays and discuss the best course of treatment for your individual circumstances. The procedure to remove your wisdom tooth should take around an hour and this will be conducted under local anaesthetic. However, for anxious patients, dental sedation is also available to make the process stress free and relaxed. Here at Pearl Dental Clinic, we offer same day wisdom tooth removal all year round.


If you are suffering from an infected or impacted wisdom tooth then give us a call on 0208 547 9997. Our staff are on hand to assist and support you through the whole process. In addition to our emergency treatment, we offer a complete range of general dental care. The clinic also has a stunning array of cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance and rejuvenate tired skin, and teeth. We look forward to seeing you at the clinic soon.

Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online

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