Wisdom teeth are molars which are the last adult teeth to develop in the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — 1 in each corner.
They usually start to appear in gums in late teens, early twenties, but it can also be quite common to appear later. By this time, there are already 28 adult teeth in the mouth and so the development of wisdom teeth can often be impacted by restricted space, causing problems as they grow. Wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted.
When to see a Mortiboys Dental Spa dentist
Impacted wisdom teeth don't always cause symptoms. However, when an impacted wisdom tooth becomes infected, damages other teeth or causes other dental problems, you may experience some of these signs or symptoms:
Red or swollen gums
Tender or bleeding gums
Swelling around the jaw
An unpleasant taste in your mouth
Difficulty opening your mouth
As with any teeth problems, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms it's important to book an appointment at Mortiboys Dental Spa to see a dentist as soon as possible, rather than waiting for routine dental health review.
What can I do to help relieve the discomfort of wisdom teeth?
A mouthwash of medium-hot water with a teaspoonful of salt will help to reduce gum soreness and inflammation. Swish the salt water around the tooth, trying to get into the areas your toothbrush cannot reach. Do this several times a day.
An antibacterial mouthwash containing chlorhexidine can also reduce the inflammation. Pain-relieving tablets such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can also be useful in the short term, but talk to us at Mortiboys Dental Spa if the pain continues.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
If your wisdom teeth are impacted but not causing any problems, you don't usually need to be remove them. This is because there's no proven benefit of doing this and it carries the risk of complications.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven't fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems. Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom teeth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to several problems in the mouth:
- Damage to other teeth. If the wisdom tooth pushes against the second molar, it may damage the second molar or increase the risk of infection in that area. This pressure can also cause problems with crowding of the other teeth or require orthodontic treatment to straighten other teeth.
- Cysts. The wisdom tooth develops in a sac within the jawbone. The sac can fill with fluid, forming a cyst that can damage the jawbone, teeth and nerves.
- Decay. Partially impacted wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay than other teeth. This probably occurs because wisdom teeth are harder to clean and because food and bacteria get easily trapped between the gum and a partially erupted tooth.
- Gum disease. The difficulty cleaning impacted, partially erupted wisdom teeth increases the risk of developing a painful, inflammatory gum disease in that area.
Many of these problems can be treated with antibiotics, antiseptic mouthwash and a good oral hygiene regime.
Wisdom teeth removal is very common, but usually only recommended when other treatments haven't worked.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
If your Mortiboys Dental Spa dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth, they'll take an X-ray of your mouth to help them determine who should carry out the procedure. Your dentist may remove your wisdom teeth, or they may refer you to a specialist surgeon for hospital treatment.
Before the operation, we’ll fully explain the procedure to you.
A local anaesthetic injection is usually given to numb the area around the tooth. You'll feel some pressure just before the tooth is removed, as your dentist or oral surgeon needs to widen the tooth socket by rocking the tooth back and forth.
A small cut in the gum is sometimes necessary, and the tooth may need to be cut into smaller pieces before it's removed.
It takes anything from a few minutes to 20 minutes, or sometimes even longer, to remove a wisdom tooth.
After your wisdom teeth have been removed, you may have swelling and discomfort, both inside and outside your mouth. Occasionally, some mild bruising is also visible. This is usually improves after 3 days, but it can take up to 2 weeks. If this continues for longer, or progresses, please get in touch with the team at Mortiboys Dental Spa as soon as possible.
You can't keep an impaction from occurring but keeping your regular dental appointments for cleaning and reviews enables your dentist to monitor the growth and emergence of your wisdom teeth. Regularly updated dental X-rays may indicate impacted wisdom teeth before any symptoms develop.
If you have any concerns about your wisdom teeth, or are experiencing any pain, give us a call on 01483 281428.
Kavitha obtained her Bachelors of Dental Surgery from Newcastle University in 2014. Following a year in general practice she undertook a hospital post for one year in the East of England in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery gaining invaluable experience in managing trauma and surgical procedures ranging from tooth extractions to more complex procedures. During this year Kavitha also gained her membership...
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The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Mortiboys Dental Spa. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…
23rd June 2022
My complex Dental problem was resolved in a comfortable manner by Gary. Thank you
23rd June 2022
my visit was as part of a dental management plan previously arranged with Mr Satchi who completed the necessary work in an highly professional and efficient manner. He took the time to answer a number of questions re the treatment and a few more general enquiries about other teeth so I'm now better placed to make informed decisions about my ongoing dental care and near term treatment. Thanks very much.
19th June 2022
Amit took the time to clearly outline what options were available and to explain what he was about to do through each step of the procedure checking that I was comfortable as we progressed. After the procedure he also outlined what potential side effects I might have and what to do in various circumstances. e.g pain management or what to do in the unlikely event that the temporary crown came off.
12th June 2022
Dentist was very thorough and toTime to explain everything. He took a lot of time and different procedures to try and identify the problem and was friendly and kind
11th June 2022
I find the whole atmosphere relaxing and calming. The staff are very reassuring and very professional.
10th June 2022
I was first greeted with a smile when I walked through the door. Clare came to get me shortly after arriving and she always goes above and beyond in her attention to you, explaining everything that she is doing. I was then taken to Amit for my check up where he recalled our previous visit, took time to explain everyone in detail, any areas of concern. He then proceeded to do a thorough check up and stays, again checking for any difference done my previous visit. Caron was there supporting and calming and very attentive.
9th June 2022
made time in a busy schedule to see me, asap due to a bleeding tooth, great understanding, no panic, looks at the bigger treatment plan
8th June 2022
I am impressed by the care and courtesy of all Mortiboys staff, my dentist, Gary explains everything very clearly and no pressure is put upon the patient in anyway. I would not entertain leaving Mortiboys, I have every confidence in the treatment I now receive, thank you,
2nd June 2022
Friendly, thorough, good advice, totally happen with session. Have rebooked for six months time.
1st June 2022
The dentist and personnel is incredibly helpful and respectful. Is the best dentist office I have ever been to.
31st May 2022
Clare was incredible with my kids. Kind, patient and caring. My daughter was quite anxious and Clare put her at ease. She is a pro and the best hygienist we have ever been to.
25th May 2022
Mortiboys continues to exceed expectations when it comes to my dental care. My appointment with the hygienist was informative and very helpful. The check up was to the usual high standard and again informative. I also had a small cosmetic filling to one front tooth which was done to a highly professional standard and perfect enamel colour match. I also received a complimentary small filling to another tooth which was spotted during the check up.
25th May 2022
Very gentle & caring.
What an absolutely fantastic team! Mark is the best dentist! He really took his time to help me get over my fear, talking me through everything he was doing and stopping the second I felt uncomfortable. The atmosphere, energy and experience is like no other. If you're looking for an incredible dentist in Surrey, I would very highly recommend Mortieboys, the team are fantastic with the kids as well.
21st May 2022
Very relaxed experience. Dentist listened to my request to schedule check ups and hygiene appointments together but max twice a year.
19th May 2022
Excellent customer focus, very friendly reassuring and professional staff
18th May 2022
I’ve been with Mortibouys for many years & have recommended to family & friends who are now patients too.
17th May 2022
Everyone is very polite and helpful. Always smiling. Professional behaviours but at the same time personal.
16th May 2022
Great Dentist who cared about my treatment and how I was feeling.
13th May 2022
Professional and helpful
12th May 2022
Very informative, caring. Gave me a strong sense of confidence.
12th May 2022
Relaxed professional treatment session.
11th May 2022
Excellent and friendly service from start to finish.
10th May 2022
Having had a problem, i was given a same day appointment with my usual dentist who explained the problem and the alternative solutions clearly.
10th May 2022
Very gentle and sympathetic treatment of my treatment.
9th May 2022
Everything went smoothly. Explained clearly.
8th May 2022
VERY GOOD SERVICE ANNA REALLY PUT ME AT EASE
7th May 2022
Pleasant caring staff and surrounding
5th May 2022
Mark is a fantastic Dentist and a very nice guy.
4th May 2022
Friendly efficient and informative
30th April 2022
was given an emergency apt at short notice. Was looked after very well by the reception team and the Dentist.
29th April 2022
Nicest hygienist I have ever had, gentle and clearly loves her work. The staff in reception were so nice. I actually no longer mind coming to the dentist. Every staff member that I saw pass through the reception area was pleasant, nice to see people happy in their work place. Hygienist really knew what she was doing and was professional - really lovely lady Clare.Although not the cheapest dentist, you don't mind spending the money for that level of care, treatment and service. Thank you, will be back.
27th April 2022
Dental surgeon listened patiently to what I said, suggested ideas, went through the procedure step by step and whilst conducting the process, putting patient at ease. The next process was explained and would be confirmed by email by end of the week with the costing and options open for these. The dentist, nurse and reception staff all make you feel very confident and not intimidated or belittled in anyway at all which is most important so you can trust them in what they say and do.
27th April 2022
had a routine check up with Gary Satchi which I was very pleased with during which he provided me with a course of action to nip a few potential (expected) issues which will hopefully address matters for the time being
27th April 2022
The dental staff are always friendly, putting me at ease and remembering little things that we may have discussed previously about families etc, they make you feel very welcome and relaxed, you forget your fears about being at the dentist
27th April 2022
Anna is very caring and sensitive to my needs. She has invested a lot of patience in making me feel as comfortable as possible. Many thanks
27th April 2022
All the staff are a pleasure to deal with. As a patient you feel that you are getting the best care and advice in a friendly and caring environment and manner.
26th April 2022
Gary explained in great detail the options available to me. He then cleaned the gum very carefully.
22nd April 2022
The reception team were especially helpful and made me feel very welcome
22nd April 2022
Marc has a knack for putting people at their ease. He has created a calm, clean and caring environment.
17th April 2022
I am a regular patient , have been going there for years.Always great!
16th April 2022
The equipment was modern and meant my appointment was all done by computer.
14th April 2022
Efficient and persono
10th April 2022
I have been coming here for years and to one dentist in particular, who I thoroughly trust. I've had a lot of traumatic experiences with dental treatment in the past and would not go anywhere else.
10th April 2022
Excellent clinician and treatment
9th April 2022
Level of personal care and understanding of my requirements.
31st March 2022
FRIENDLY CALM PROFESSIONAL ATMOSPHERE AS ALWAYS. I ALWAYS FEEL HEARD AND WELCOME AND REASSURED
31st March 2022
30th March 2022
My mouth was checked and a ridge was shaved off. I will also be having a further check up in 2 months.
29th March 2022
The care and consideration given to me by all staff was exemplary
26th March 2022
Gary was amazing
25th March 2022
My hygienist was excellent in every way during my appointment. Very, very caring and professional. She actually made going to the hygienist a very enjoyable experience.
25th March 2022
I have been a patient of Marc’s for many’s years and have always been more than satisfied with the care I receive. I look forward to my visits.
23rd March 2022
went well and there was flexibility in accommodating a late change in the time of the appointment
19th March 2022
Easy apointment making. Great dentistry
19th March 2022
I used to hate dentists but since I joined Mortiboys about 20 years ago, I would not go anywhere else. I fully trust Mark and his team.
19th March 2022
Amit Gadhavi is a wonderful dentist, kind and listens to how I am feeling. Karen, his nurse is the best too. The receptionists are a happy smiley couple. It is always a pleasure to come to Mortiboys. Why go anywhere else?
19th March 2022
Because I am usually very nervous of having a injection in my mouth but the dentist talked me through it, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.I had 8 injections on the first visit, and 3 the next.He was very professional.
18th March 2022
Very friendly and clear about the treatment, treatment plan and future dental care. Room was clean and bright.Reception staff are friendly and welcoming.Dentist was thorough and gentle.
17th March 2022
The waiting room is very relaxing with the sofas, gentle music and incense sticks. It ensures that I do not feel tense whilst waiting. Gary spends time checking my teeth and my gums and keeps me informed. Anna ensures that when I leave the surgery my teeth are more than clean. She is very thorough. Both of them put me at my ease.
16th March 2022
Caring and gentle dentist
16th March 2022
The hygienist was extremely efficient, courteous, and my treatment was conducted quickly and very satisfactorily
13th March 2022
I knew that the tooth that had previously been treated might need further treatment. The various options were discussed in detail.
12th March 2022
Explained procedures and options
10th March 2022
Appointment on time Dentist very caring
10th March 2022
Friendly, efficient, skilled
9th March 2022
Really careful, gentle and efficient.
9th March 2022
Always a calm, reassuring environment, advice is always explained clearly as are my options, never have felt pressured into any further steps. Staff super friendly. I’m never changing my dentist!!
9th March 2022
Professional friendly hygienist
9th March 2022
Staff were all very helpful
9th March 2022
Highly professional patient-centred care. Staff and facilities are of highest standard
6th March 2022
The clinician is excellent and provides a very high level of care. She clearly explains the suggested treatment and the cost.
5th March 2022
Everyone is very kind and put you at your ease from the moment you come into the practice, throughout the treatment and up to the time you leave. This has always been the case and owing to my treatment plan I have had many appointments since September and have 4 more to go.
5th March 2022
Everything was explained to me before any treatment. I was treated very sensitively and given time to relax before the treatment.I did not feel any pain during the treatment, although I was expecting some.I felt I was in safe hands.Overall satisfied with the final result.
5th March 2022
I always receive professional treatment and care when attending appointments,I have full confidence in the staff.
4th March 2022
Always feel I receive an honest & professional consultation/ treatment.
1st March 2022
Very caring and thoughtful treatment to a nervous patient
24th February 2022
Friendly welcome and Lucy is an excellent hygienist
24th February 2022
Apology was given for waiting for my appointment and I was given ample time for the treatment. I am confident in the work that is being done to help my teeth and always been pleased with past treatment. I will keep returning for treatment.
23rd February 2022
its a great practice, engaging & professional staff at all levels who do their best to answer questions and patient wellbeing is clearly a top priority.
I was very lucky as I have never had any dental work but unfortunately few weeks ago I suddenly developed sharp pain along one of my tooth. I was booked to Gary (Dentist) who was extremely professional and kind. He took a lot of time explaining the XRAY and the likely causes for my pain. He had mentioned that I may need to have a root canal and given that I had never had any dental work I was extremely anxious and frightened. I am sure everyone would have heard all the horror stories online about this procedure. Gary took so much time explaining what the treatment involves step by step and this not only allowed me to trust him but actually realised how much he cares about his patients and to reassure me that it will be absolutely fine and painless. On the day of my procedure Gary and Caron (dental nurse) were both there. It was such a relaxed environment. They both made me feel so relaxed as I had opted not to have intravenous sedation. Gary was very professional and felt nothing when he was giving me the local anesthetic and the procedure was absolutely painless. I really can not thank them both enough and also the aftercare was amazing. I felt so lucky to have my first ever treatment at this clinc under the care of Gary and I would strongly encourage anyone who ever needs any dental work to visit this clinic and not to read the horror stories on the Internet about various dental treatment as these guys are amazing. Thank you so much
Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, pride in providing the best dental service. Staff polite and professional.
I have been attending Mortiboys for many years and always received first class dental treatment. Now at 81 years of age I am the proud owner of a lovely smile containing various implants and bridges skillfully and professionally done. Thank you Mortiboys!
An excellent and thorough dentistry. Always had good service. Everything is explained so you know what to expect. Uptodate techniques.
For years I was looking for a new dentist as I sadly lost trust in my local dentist of many years. Mortiboys is not near for my wife and I but the journey is more than worth it. We've been several times and it's an absolute pleasure. The reception staff, the dental nurses and hygenists are fabulous. My dentist, Mary is fantastic and I have also seen Raj, two of the very best. Thank you for everything.
I am paranoid about visiting the dentist but Marc was so gentle and reassuring I felt completely at ease. Well done to Marc and all the staff
sarah de courcy
I am definitely a nervous dental patient, but they really do put you at ease here and seem to be great at detecting and fixing problems. A friendly, cheery and professional team. Highly recommend.
The Code 33
Very friendly and professional practise and always takes the time to talk through your treatment plan with you. Very reassuring if you are a nervous patient and they go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and at ease during treatment. Would highly recommend this practise as it is truly the best I've ever been too!!
Marc is an absolute legend. full of knowledge and gives you the treatment you actually need for long term health. All the staff are great and create a very welcoming atmosphere.
Upon finding this dental practice, my life is changed. When I say that I have been paralysed by needle phobia for the last 30 years, which has among other things, prevented me from undergoing much needed dental treatment, I am in no way exaggerating. However, Marc has been instrumental in me now looking forward to going to the dentist!! I have had treatment without anaesthesia, without pain and without fear; things I had never imagined possible, which has left me with reduced anxiety with regards to my dental health and frankly elated. I am now in a place where I am ready to explore overcoming the other limitations of living with severe needle phobia. I read many reviews of dentists able to help patients with fear, but I hadn’t considered this would apply to me, and never did I think I would be in the position I am today. Mortiboys dental spa is a safe and professional practice, yet despite this they have really nailed ensuring it is a relaxing and “non-clinical feeling” atmosphere. All of the team I have come into contact with, from reception, through to nurses and dentists, are professional, warm and reassuring. Well-being and patient comfort are a real focus, yet the quality of the treatment and technology used are beyond the realms of my imagination. In short, I would recommend Mortiboys whole heartedly. I am also very willing for anyone with anxiety or concerns to contact me to talk through my experiences, if it would help.
Always great service!
Have been going to Mortiboys for many years. Always very good all-round. Was a little wary about another visit with CV-19. Needn't have worried. It's clear that Mortiboys take health protocols very seriously. Saw Lucy their new hygienist, for a well overdue visit [i would normally visit every 3 months or so]. Most impressed & teeth look & feel much much cleaner. Will be booking again regularly going forward. Thanks very much
I had a dental checkup with Dr Marc Mortiboys in March 2019 and October 2017. On both occasions, Marc was excellent. He was professional at all times and offered relevant and practical dental advice. The dental checkup was thorough and comprehensive and Marc was patient and kind enough to answer all of my questions and concerns. I have seen at least 10 other dentists in my lifetime, and Marc is by far the best out of all the dentists I have ever consulted. Also, in April 2019, I had my dental hygiene appointment with Clare Wood. Clare was excellent in every way. She is highly skilled and experienced in dental hygiene work and she cleaned my teeth carefully and thoroughly, with no pain at all. I have seen at least 6 other dental hygienists in my lifetime, and Clare is by far the best out of all them. The support and receptionist staff at Mortiboys Dental Spa is also brilliant at everything they do. Everyone at the clinic is always professional, polite and helpful. It is clear to me that Mortiboys Dental Spa is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to cater for the needs of a wide variety of dental patients and dental conditions. I highly recommend Mortiboys Dental Spa, Dr Marc Mortiboys and Clare Wood for all of your routine dental care and requirements. Thank you to Marc, Clare and everyone at Mortiboys Dental Spa for the excellent dental care and service that you have provided me with, and that you continue to provide for all of your patients.
I have been going to Mortiboys for many years now and I knew that my post lockdown hygienist appointment would be well organised and safe. The hygienist put me at my ease and my teeth were cleaned, by hand, to the same high standard as when done with the machine. Thanks very much. I have now been back to have a filling in a front tooth, requiring local anaesthetic and precision work by Rebecca. The attention to the safety of myself and the dental staff and the cleanliness of the room was meticulous and I felt very well cared for both medically and emotionally. The standard of work was first class, as is always the case. Thank you again. Amy ensured that I received all paperwork swiftly after the appointment and is a great addition to the team. Fantastic!
I have just left the surgery after a 2 hour visit with Sia. This was the first time that I received treatment from him and I have never experienced a visit to a dentist like this one! It's hard to believe but I didn't even feel the injection - how he did that I'll never know, but apparently it's always like that! He then went on to drill out an old metal filling and replace it with a white one before preparing the tooth for a crown. The whole process was so gentle that I nearly fell asleep. Quite simply the most incredible visit to a dentist that I've ever had in over 50 years. Tim Clark
The best dental practice I have been to. Super friendly and helpful, I won't be going anywhere else
I would like to take this opportunity to express how highly I regard Marc and his team and the service they provide. Whether it's routine work for my children or myself, or work for myself which is much more involved, the skill provided and warmth at Mortiboys is exceptional. I am in the process of a treatment plan whereby I've had very large silver fillings replaced, teeth repaired and teeth whitened. We are then moving on to bite improvement. I can honestly say it is a pleasure visiting my dentist and I would urge anyone that feels differently to go there.
Marc and his team are just great. My six monthly check up was delayed at the end of March because of lockdown but Mortiboys were very proactive at that time in rescheduling my appointment for early July. It was good fortune that they were able to open just before then and it was clear that tremendous preparation had gone into making everything safe for re-opening. Claire did her usual great stuff as my hygienist and Marc once again gave great advice regarding the health of my teeth. It's a lovely place to visit and so friendly.
The Mortiboys team are great at making people feel relaxed and cared for. They always have time to listen to you. Great with children. Thank you for looking after my family.
Great to see Claire the hygieneist again - as always very gentle touch, positive feedback and enjoyable overall. Then a visit with new dentist Sia - so informative and holistic. He also saw both my children earleir this week and I am so impressed with his manner and knowelagbale approach. Thank you team - always a pleasant experience. My hygienist visit was actually enjoyable!! Claire is great - lovely friendly manner - gentle touch and unlike other experiences I have had is helpful without lecturing on oral hygiene. thank you.
As always a lovely relaxing place. Marc and his team go over and above to make you feel less nervous, always explaining what is being done, giving advice on how to care for your teeth, never rushing you, and professional in every way. My family and I have been using them for a number of years and cannot praise them enough!!! Thank you you Mortiboys team!
I visited Mortiboys dental practice last week for the first time since the lockdown. Marc and the team have wholeheartedly embraced the changes required for safe social distancing and hygiene. Well done and keep up the great work.
Marc & the team at Mortiboys are amazing! Professional, caring & friendly - extremely knowledgeable & helpful. I would highly recommend Mortiboys! Thanks for being so fabulous :)
Mortiboys Dental Spa is an amazing clinic offering all treatments under one roof along with finance options and a membership. They are caring, personable and always very welcoming. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for a friendly private dentist.
I visited Mortiboys Dental Spa recently and as always had excellent service and advice. Thoroughly recommend.
I researched Ivisalign but my regular dentist was a distance away and I knew I would need to go regularly to any surgery that I chose. I chose Mortiboys based on reviews and location. I have been glad that I did. As I approach the end of my treatment, I am thrilled with my new smile and would recommend Marc and his team. Regarding Invisalign it isn't for the feint hearted; but if you obey the rules, don't mind the weight loss (who would) can tolerate some discomfort (which for me was for many weeks), it really is a system that is miraculous! Hope this helps
Excellent service, I have been travelling from East Sussex to have regular check ups here for many years now.
Marc was brilliant at re-building my broken tooth.
I have been with Marc now for a few years and before that I was never a fan of dentists as I had a bad experience from when I was younger,not because they were NHS dentist but because how Marc and his team make a massive difference in making you feel welcome and so comfortable when your in the chair,I actually look forward to going back now,fantastic team
Mortiboys is my favourite dentist... It's a place where you will find a polite, knowledgeable, helpful team.. from the receptionist to the hygienist to the dentist. Highly recommended
I travelled several hours to get to this naturopathic dentist, having heard of its ethos and workmanship. Part of me thought - well how good can a dental experience be? As soon as you arrive, the space felt calm, welcoming, well tended to and a nurturing space - very much the reflection of the dental experience there also. Marc was nothing short of excellent - spent time reassuring me, explaining the procedures carefully; service, attention to detail and procedure was first class. And I felt no fear. It is evident that so much thought, heart and attention has gone into every single aspect of this business and this rarity should be deeply commended. Big thumbs and toes up, with gratitude!
Update June 2019: I decided to have my teeth straightened using Invisalign here at Mortiboys. The service I received was exemplary, from appointment times that suited me to a completely second “refinement” program that was all included in the price but was never budgeted for. I am really happy with the result and highly recommend getting Invisalign treatment here. I had been looking for a holistic dentist for a long time and my friend recommend Mortiboys - specifically Marc. I have to support the other reviews on here that expound his professionalism and expertise in his field. He also genuinely cares about your health and offers tips to prevent having to see him more than is necessary. A great find! Mik Quinlan Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach Chek Exercise Coach Computer Programmer :-)
As painless as it gets... Good advice, good value, saved my teeth.
I went recently to my usual check up which is ever 6 months. This includes Marc checking all the teeth in the mouth and giving one considered advice as how things are going. There is encouragement to how you have looked after your teeth between visits. As l pay a monthly insurance, this check up is for free and after seeing Marc, l then had my teeth expertly cleaned by Anna as well which is also part of the insurance. All the dental treatments I have had have been discussed thoroughly and gone very well. I have been going to this practice since the early 90’s and would recommend anyone to use their experience.
If you are considering having a dental implant, I can highly recommend Dr Raj Patel. His quiet, gentle manner not only helps you to feel calm and supported during the procedure, but also reinforces his approach to working toward an outcome reflecting excellence. I am very grateful to Raj for delivering me the highest quality result I could ever ask for.
Marc truly understands how dental health can affect our greater wellbeing. At last, the holistic approach to dentistry I have been looking for. Marc is thoughtful, honest, well researched and always works in true partnership with me. So happy he was recommended to me by my kinesiologist.
I genuinely always enjoy my visits to Mortiboys Dental Spa. Marc is a fantastic dentist and it's always a pleasure to receive my treatments there. They are, also, a little bit alternative, without being over the top about it, but in ways that are refreshing and fun. Much recommended!
Excellent service as always from all the staff. Thank you.
I have seen Marc for almost 20 years and have no hesitation in recommending his practice. He has always given trustworthy advice - both when not to intervene, and when it's in my best interests to do so (e.g. with my wisdom teeth). The whole practice is also very friendly and welcoming. 5 stars.
BEST HYGENIST YOU COULD WISH FOR. THOROUGH AND EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN DETAIL.
Saved my day
I inadvertently gave only one star to my recent review, which absolutely does not reflect my opinion of the level of care which I receive with Marc and his team. Absolutely five star treatment every visit. Thank you definitely five star
Marc Mortiboys is a skilled and wise dentist with a wide knowledge of health and well-being. He fitted my son with a removable orthotic that supports his jaw and has given a significant reduction in his neck pain. Marc’s depth of understanding, not just of dentistry-related jaw issues but also of treatments such as chiropractic, enables him to think holistically to find the optimal treatment. When replacing my old fillings, Marc inspired confidence with his attention to detail, particularly in the safe removal of the mercury amalgam. At my check-up I was offered a scan that generated images of how my mouth would look with orthodontic treatment. Seeing pictures of my teeth realigned and my overbite improved was fascinating and encouraged me to opt for Invisalign braces. It is always a pleasure to visit Mortiboys Dental Spa. Thank you to Marc and his magical team for creating a haven of healthy and happy dentistry.
Amazing place - with wonderfully professional staff who really care.
Great staff. Great service. Great results.
Excellent service and even given a lift home because I have an injured foot.
Marc is the only dentist I will go to! He provided me with a superb option with a retainer at the age of 10 when all other dentists/hospitals told me I needed to have serious jaw surgery, but Marc found another way. It has now been over 10 years of going to Mortiboys driving over from Wimbledon and its well worth the journey!
Marc has been mine and my brother’s dentist for over ten years, since we were around eleven and thirteen. He has always been extremely kind and caring when we’ve been into see him. If there was ever a problem he would rectify it as soon as possible. He would always be the dentist I recommend as he takes pride and care in his work and makes sure each costumer feel valued. We also feel like he’s the best dentist and wouldn’t feel comfortable going to another practice. Sarah and Sam
We travel for around an hour to this dental spa as we have not found any in comparison. Friendly, helpful, sensitive and caring staff, always made to feel exceptionally welcome. The children myself and my husband all feel the same way and look forward to our visits. Five stars just isn’t enough!
Having searched locally for a dentist that was kind, holistic and good with children l was recommended Marc Mortiboys by a wise friend, he was further away but l decided to make the journey and try. We have never looked back. Marc and hygienist Claire have not only treated my nervous children and l with a gentle, reassuring approach but have actually made going to the dentist something we all look forward to!
Danielle De Gouveia
Mark was awesome as was Clare, the dental hygienist. Loved the holistic but conservative approach- such good service!
I travel from Kent to this dentist which probably says it all!!
My lovely holistic nutritionist recommended this dental practice to me & I am so glad she did. I have been coming here for about 15 years now & it takes me 45 minutes to get here. There are other dental practices closer to me but I insist on coming here. This place is just amazing. The staff are all very friendly & professional, nothing is ever too much trouble for them. The atmosphere is so calming & welcoming, I arrive here quite a bit earlier than my appointment time just to chill. I've had treatments done by Marc & various members of his team over the years, each & every one of them are superb. Marc genuinely cares about his patients wellbeing as a whole. He does not recommend a treatment or product unless it is necessary & genuinely puts his clients first. Highly recommend.
Recently had my 6 monthly appointments with hygienist Clare & then Marc. Clare was very caring, offering good advice. Marc, as usual, was very thorough in his examination, explaining everything. He too offered excellent advice in his friendly & understanding way. I have total confidence in his care.
Finding Mortyboys has been a revelation to me in dentistry when I thought I was alone in searching for a holistic approach to teeth and gums. Everyone is very friendly and has a passion for their field of expertise as well as being very clear with their treatment plans so you know what to expect. Marc is very professional and supportive and genuinely does care about you as a whole person and will assist in any way he can to improve your oral health and minimize visits, nothing is too much trouble. I can’t believe that I have driven past this place for 10 years before walking through the door and my only regret is not crossing their threshold much sooner. I have just had my amalgam fillings removed and I am loving the look of my new teeth. I cant recommend them highly enough.
Always friendly, professional and efficient.
Been a patient for.years. Great care and dentistry.
I have been coming to Mortiboys for several years to see Editya, the most fabulous hygienist and cannot recommend her highly enough. I am a very nervous patient with a mouth full of dental problems so it speaks volumes that I am always happy to go in to visit Editya- a first for me in 20 years of dental visits!!! She is extremely thorough but very gentle, and always has helpful advice, taking time to demonstrate how to floss properly, use Tepe brushes etc.
A top rate dental practice with fantastic staff!
I was looking to have my mercury fillings removed and as a Holistic therapist myself of 20 years, I knew how important it is to have a Holistic dentist to remove them safely. I am very pleased that my daughter, who is also a patient of Marc, introduced me to the practise. The whole procedure went smoothly and I went on to have veneers fitted as I had never been happy with my teeth. I have been very happy with the result and whole experience. Marc puts you at ease and really listens and takes time to explain. The atmosphere is pleasant, fiendly and relaxing.I love the crystals and gong etc. I highly recommend Marc and Edytd my hygenist who is very experienced. Thankyou for being so patient.
.:Marc has been my dentist for over 10 years since I changed to his Dental practice after receiving an amalgam filling from a dentist while I was a Student. Marc helped support an improvement in my dental hygiene and dental health and removed the metal filling in time and replace with a non toxic white filling. Since them I have enjoyed improved dental health and only have check ups of late. Where in the past I hated going to the dentist now I actually look forward to check ups. Marc is very professional in his work and always talks through and work that needed and offer options and take time to monitor dental health. Marc promotes self help so people can take control of their dental health by improved cleaning method and also changes in diet. I am please that I moved from my NHs Dentist in Kingston to a private practice this may have been more expensive however I see this an important and valuable investment in my own health and well being. To which through improvement in my health I have need far less dental work than if I had stayed with a Dental practice that was not so caring and did not promote all round health in connection to Dental Health.
I've been a happy customer since this place first opened and am delighted to recommend them. From the moment you walk into the bright and airy reception and are greeted by the charming, smiling receptionists to the time you are pinned to the seat having what would normally be described as an unpleasant experience you are treated with warmth and kindness. I couldn't imagine having my gob fettling done anywhere else.
As a 16 year qualified Osteopath, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Rehabilitation Specialist you can imagine I take health very seriously. I was fortunate enough to hear of Marc through a loyal client at the time that I had reached an impasse with my then dentist. I was in search of a highly qualified and skilled dentist who also understood the full needs of the human body physical, mental/emotional and spiritual. Marc removed all my mercury amalgam with great skill and in an agreed timeframe. His work has been second to none and has seen me refer 8 fellow professionals who have all be extremely happy with his work. My family will also now consult with Marc as we trust his advice and wisdom. In Marc and his team I feel we have not just gained a Dentist, but also a friend and a kindred spirit. My decision to seek out Marc as my Dental specialist was certainly a very, very good decision. I know that with Mortiboy's Dental Spa we are in very safe hands. If all Dental surgeries worked like this we would all be better off. Thank you all for your ongoing efforts. Ali x
We absolutely love coming to Marc's practice. As a nervous patient this is a big thing for me to be able to say. But Marc really cares for us emotionally as well as practically and works with holistic and natural ways that really work for our family. We bring our two children as well and they really enjoy their dentist trips. Highly recommended. In fact I send all my friends.
As a very nervous patient with highly sensitive teeth, Mortiboys provide an excellent service and advice that I trust. I no longer dread going to the dentist .... feels like catching up with old friends!
I would highly recommend Mortiboys from personal experience of having much dental work done over the past few years.The moment you walk in , you are in a relaxing environment and I have always found Marc and his staff,Kind,attentive and very professional in putting you at your ease.Those who have fears about going to the dentist,have no qualms that you will be treated in a compassionate friendly manner whilst the professionals there do their work!
Carolyn Slingsby Miss you & all at Mortiboys. When Annika recommended you I just knew it would be ok and sure enough, you reassured me ( after years of awful dental experiences when living elsewhere) That mercury filling large tooth you took out was the best thing and you made me feel totally at ease...never had my dentist playing 'Gong music' after a treatment before either!! Great. Sure your practice is going from strength to strength.
Selina Sufraz Dentist-The Dental Sage
Having spent years visiting osteopaths and physios, I felt that 25 years of bad posture as a dentist was something to be accepted. Not having enough time for pilates that I know I should be doing, I have had some hip and foot pain and visited the lovely Maninder Bharj ,as I had a trip coming up that involved lots of walking.I explained I thought I needed some sort of inserts for my shoes. Maninder Bharj did a very impressive and thorough examination of my posture and gait and announced that my hips were not level - probably due to over 25 years of leaning over patients ! She advised me to see Julian Keel the chiropractor . I had never visited a chiropractor before, but I can say, coupled with his use of kinesiology , after 4-5 sessions, -- my long walking trip- no additional insoles were required and no hip or foot pain ensued .I truly believe the holistic approach to care offered by the team at Mortiboys Dental Spa ( and I am biased as I work there) , is the best way to help heal the body when there is a lack of balance .
A superb dental service in every way. The staff go all the way to making your trip relaxed and nothing is too much trouble. Marc is an amazing and very professional kind caring guy, who puts you at your ease, and the holistic approach is second to none. He takes pains to explain all that is happening, so nothing is a shock All our family go to him, and are on the practice plan, which is a great way to pay for checkups over the year, and encourages you not to miss a checkup. Highly recommended!
Quite possibly the best dentist surgery in the world. Very happy with the service I received and the results of my invisalign treatment. The team are fantastic and nothing is ever too much trouble - takes client service to another level.
Thank you all at Mortiboys for your care, professional work, compassion and very interesting and informative approach. I love your holistic approach to dentistry....which is why I travel so far to see you all Love light and Gratitude Namaste Heather
If you're looking for a dentist who is DECENT - in every way - then make the trip out to Mortiboys Dental Spa. My whole family use Mortiboys because Marc and his team care about more about forging a long term relationship with their customers than a quick buck. The service is professional - they give you the options and their honest opinion. The environment is friendly - they go out of their way to make you as relaxed as possible. And the prices are reasonable - they tell you whether something's worth the money and, if it is, they'll quote you fair. I've lost count of the amount of money I've wasted on Private Dentists who squeeze me into a 5 minute slot, try to fleece me for dental solutions I don't need, and then fleece me again for the privilege of being fleeced. With Marc, this has never been a problem. Thanks to Mortiboys, I no longer hate the dentist. Thanks guys, M x
Mark and his team did a fantastic job of putting me at ease and reassuring me; I was very nervous about having dental treatment but I needn't have been - they were incredibly gentle and efficient and I didn't feel a thing. I'm not sure why I didn't get on and have the work done sooner now!
I am very happy to find Mortiboys Dental Spa, I can see big progress on my jaw development after the treatment suggested by Marc. Overall, great place,very relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Love it and would suggest to any friend of mine. :)