Mint Dental SE1

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Help from £58

Emergency appointment fee covers diagnosis, pain relief, and an x-ray.

  • Fast emergency appointments
  • Times available to suit you
  • Available out-of-hours
  • No prior registration required

Our CQC-rated “outstanding” London clinic welcomes walk-in patients, although we advise you to call before you visit to be sure we can accommodate you. Do let us know if you’re a nervous or phobic patient ahead of time so we can provide extra attention to ensure you feel comfortable and safe. Dental sedation is available.

Symptoms

  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Difficulty opening your mouth

Total Fees

  • Emergency appointment from £58
  • Surgical removal from £450

Complications

  • Gum disease
  • Decay or cysts
  • Risk of infection

At-home pain relief

  • Over the counter painkillers
  • Saltwater swish and rinse
  • Apply an ice-pack

Impacted wisdom teeth symptoms

Sometimes, wisdom teeth can emerge with no problems. But in the case of impacted wisdom teeth, patients can expect to exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Jaw or face pain or swelling
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • A bad taste in your mouth or bad breath
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide

At first, you might not recognise the symptoms as wisdom teeth pain, but you will definitely know something is wrong as the pain is often unbearable and prevents you from opening your mouth or wanting to speak. 

When to see a dentist

We’d advise for you to make an emergency appointment to see the dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing you unbearable pain (difficult to open your mouth). 

It could be that they are not emerging properly and you’ll require urgent attention to relieve your pain and sort out the problem. We’ll carry out an x-ray of the mouth to give a clearer view of the position of your teeth, and advice further if the wisdom teeth need to be removed. 

Wisdom teeth removal

Don’t worry – the removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is actually one of the most common surgical procedures not just carried out in our practice, but in the UK – this is because wisdom teeth often become impacted when emerging, putting other healthy teeth at risk.

As wisdom teeth emerge when all other 28 adult teeth are usually in their place, there’s not always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow correctly, which means they can emerge at odd angles and get stuck.

When other treatments have failed to work, wisdom tooth removal is often recommended to protect other teeth from the risk of decay, gum disease, cysts and cellulitis. 

Wisdom tooth removal is often carried out using a local anaesthetic used to numb the area around the tooth. Patients will only feel pressure when the tooth is removed, or as the oral surgeon widens the tooth socket by rocking the tooth backwards and forwards.

In some scenarios, a small cut in the gum is often necessary to make room, or we might need to cut the tooth into smaller pieces to remove it. 

Just like any extraction, when the wisdom teeth have been removed, you can expect some swelling and discomfort with some mild bruising to be expected. Patients should feel back to normal after three days.

*Sedation is available for nervous patients.

Dry socket is a complication of impacted wisdom teeth extraction, which feels like a dull, aching sensation in the gum or jaw. It often presents with a bad smell or taste coming from the tooth socket when patients do not follow the after-care instructions given by dentists.

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Extraction alternatives

If the dentist has advised for your wisdom teeth to be removed, you can trust the fact there is no other treatment that can preserve the tooth. It’s often the case that wisdom teeth removal is advised when the tooth is located deep inside the mouth, preventing you from carrying out the adequate amount of hygiene. 

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, it likely points that there’s no room in the mouth, which means you’ll be perfectly fine without them. In cases, where we do find there’s room for the new teeth to emerge, we can make small incisions to allow it to break through without causing you any pain. 

But we won’t know what is and what isn’t possible without taking a look.

Directions

  • Monday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.30
  • Thursday: 10.00 – 19.00
  • Friday: 09.30 – 17.30
  • Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00 (By appointment only)
  • Sunday: Closed

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
2022-06-06
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
2022-05-19
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
2022-05-19
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
2022-04-26
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
2022-04-06
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
2022-03-15
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
2022-01-17
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
2021-12-07
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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