Often there is limited space for these teeth to come through the gum. This can cause food to become accumulated in the area of the wisdom tooth and for the gum to become swollen. Sometimes the gum around wisdom teeth can become infected.
A lot of the time this can be treated with great dental hygiene, cleaning the area well either with an electric toothbrush or expertly with a hygienist/ dentist. If this continues and leads to repeat swellings or infection, they can be removed.
Wisdom teeth can also be ‘impacted’ – whereby they do not come through the gum straight and can grow at an angle. These will often need a full mouth x-ray or a 3 dimensional scan to check, which we can do for you at Oak Hill.
Dr. Mohsin O. Ali has removed thousands of wisdom teeth for patients in general practice and hospital. He also trains and lectures other dentists in these procedures. If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 3146 2123.