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Wisdom teeth pain

Wisdom teeth often erupt between the ages of 18-24 however they can also erupt outside of these age ranges.

They are believed to have served an evolutionary purpose when tougher diets often meant loss of teeth at an earlier age and they would erupt to help with the deficit.

For this reason, in our day and age they can be surplus to requirements and we often do not have space for them to erupt.

For most people, they will erupt and only cause mild discomfort as they come through. For others they will cause considerable pain.

Some of the symptoms you might experience include: pain around your gums, difficulty opening mouth, bleeding/tender gums, pus coming from the gums and possibly swollen glands near the area.

You may notice the pain appear and then disappear. This could be happening over a long time period. The pain can be from the eruption process itself (this is often mild discomfort/pain) or from the local inflammation in the gum surrounding the wisdom tooth (Pericorinitis). Pericorinitis means the gums around the erupting wisdom tooth is inflamed as food and bacteria are trapped. The area then swells up and then the opposing tooth can bite on the inflamed area which makes the problem even worse.

Because of their position, wisdom teeth are also likely to get gum disease and decay as they can be difficult for patients to keep clean.

Self-Help Advice

Professional Treatment Available (following detailed history and examination)

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be registered?

No. You don’t need to be registered with us as a patient for one of our caring dental teams to look after you.

If you are registered with a dentist you will receive follow up treatment (if required) by them.

If you don’t have a dentist you can choose to remain a patient at our practice and we would love to be able to look after you moving forward!

When can I be seen?

We always guarantee same day emergency appointments. We are quite busy but will always move heaven and earth to ensure you are seen the same day.

Provided there is no medical contraindications, it is in your best interest and you are happy to proceed we always provide emergency treatment during your visit with us.

How does it work?

You can contact us in whatever manner is most convenient for you:
Calling us on 0161 300 2099
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You will then be triaged and offered the earliest and most convenient appointment for you.

The dentist will see you, carry out an assessment, x-rays if needed and then explain in plain language the issue and your treatment options.

Emergency treatment is provided in the same visit provided there are no medical contraindications, it is in your best interest and you are happy to proceed.

How much does it cost to be seen?

The assessment fee is £49 and covers your consultation and any x-rays you require.

The treatment fees will vary depending on the emergency. We see patients for everything from broken dentures, toothache to dental trauma.

Fees depend on the issue and the treatment option you choose.

You are not liable for anything further to the £49 assessment until the dentist gives you an exact treatment fee.

I haven’t been to the dentist for years?!

That is not an issue for us and we see many patients who have not attended a dentist for many years.

We treat all patients with care, respect and dignity.

I’m EXTREMELY nervous?!

We totally understand that. It doesn’t help when you are anxious with toothache then attending a clinic you may have never attended previously.

We feel we have the most caring dental team who are specially trained in anxious patients.

Have a look at our reviews below and we hope that sentiment comes across.

What pain killers can I try?

Only take painkillers that you know you are not allergic to. Always read the label.

We would always advise consulting a qualified medical professional such as a doctor or pharmacist before taking painkillers.

Are you NHS or Private?

Unfortunately we do not have an NHS contract and are thus a wholly private practice.

For NHS dental emergencies in the greater Manchester area, please call the Community Urgent Dental Care Service on Freephone 0333 3323 800.

 

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