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Joey Essex sported a pain-relieving face mask after removal of his wisdom teeth (photo credit Joey Essex Instagram)

Joey Essex has undergone surgery for removal of his wisdom teeth.

The reality star had four wisdom teeth removed, and shared the experience with his fans via a series of snaps posted on Instagram.

In the first photo in the series, Joey shared a picture of himself wearing a hospital wrist band, captioned: ‘Ready to go’.

Ready to go

A photo posted by Joey Essex (@joeyessex90) on

Post-surgery, The Only Way Is Essex star posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed, surrounded by his dental surgery team.

Said Joey: ‘4 wisdom teeth out this morning…Recovery so far is going well…ouchhhh’.

4 wisdom teeth out this morning… Recovery so far is going well ouchhhh A photo posted by Joey Essex (@joeyessex90) on

The Mask

Soon after, Joey shared a series of pictures of himself wearing a special face mask used to tackle dental pain.

Chilled water is pumped through the mask to relieve pain and swelling after oral surgery.

My nanny always looks after me… I made her and myself a CUP a SOUP to love you nan thanks for coming to see me x A photo posted by Joey Essex (@joeyessex90) on