Wisdom tooth extraction Dubai
A wisdom tooth is the last tooth on the jaw. Normally there are four wisdom teeth, two on the upper and two on the lower jaw. The above X-ray shows the highlighted wisdom teeth.
Not every wisdom tooth needs to be removed. But often there is limited space in the jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth, and they frequently can and do cause pain, swelling and discomfort. Very frequently they also cause damage to the teeth in front of them.
At New Ivory Dental and Implant Clinic, we try and prioritize patients with pain. Please call and let us know that it is an emergency and we will bend over backwards to accommodate you as soon as possible!
Wisdom teeth can present different scenarios.
- Scenario 1 – The wisdom teeth are completely erupted.Here the wisdom teeth usually do not need to be removed unless they are decayed or causing other problems.
- Scenario 2 – The wisdom teeth are completely buried under the gum. In this situation the wisdom teeth are usually monitored and need NOT be removed unless causing pain or other issues. An X-ray is recommended to be taken every two to three years to make sure that there is no problem going on under the surface.
- Scenario 3 – The wisdom teeth are partially erupted.This situation usually means an extraction is required especially if there is no space for the tooth to further erupt. A delay in extracting teeth in this situation can prove detrimental to the other teeth.
The Process of Wisdom tooth Removal
The process can take from 10 minutes to an hour or more depending on the complexity of the case. We try and ensure the process remains as comfortable as possible with local anesthesic. If required, we can also sedate you with Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) so you are very calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. An added advantage of Nitrous Oxide or laughing gas as it used to be known is that it a very effective pain killer as well.
The actual process depends on the case. A panoramic X-ray or OPG is usually taken to assess the shape, size and position of the tooth. This also gives us valuable information on potential risks with the extraction procedure. In complex cases a 3D CBCT Scan might be required to assess the proximity of the roots to the nerves underneath for increased safety.
The above illustration is one of the most common scenarios. The wisdom tooth is at an angle and stuck halfway. It causes continuous pain on and off. After administering local anesthetic, the upper part of the tooth that is locked out is cut or sectioned. Then the roots are removed and the whole area is closed.
Why choose New Ivory?
We try and use the most effective and efficient ways to remove wisdom teeth with minimal fuss and pain. Our inhouse 3D CBCT Scanner adds a huge margin of safely to assess vital structures around the wisdom teeth. Nitrous Oxide sedation that we offer is another massive advantage that makes the whole process so much more relaxing and comfortable for the patient.
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Dr. Diana graduated with Honors from El Bosque University as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1993 and completed her post-graduate training as a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) in 2000. She practices both general dentistry and oral surgery including wisdom tooth extractions, oral rehabilitation, and esthetic dentistry with the highest professional and ethical standards. Read more about her here.
Dr. Tanveer Ahmed is a leading Implantologist and dental surgeon and the director of New Ivory. After completing his graduation from Bangalore University in India in 2000 he pursued his certificate in implantology from the German Association of Oral Implantology (DGZI) which is the oldest dental implant association in Europe founded in 1970. Oral surgery is his passion! Read more about him here.
Is Wisdom tooth removal painful?
Generally speaking once the anesthetic is administered the removal should be quite painless. Its normal to feel a little pressure, however. If you do feel pain, please let the dentist/ oral surgeon know so that some more anesthetic can be given. Also, you can request for Sedation which makes the whole process MUCH more comfortable! Our patients have told us so!
Is it better to get all 4 wisdom teeth out at once?
That would depend on the case. Some patients prefer to have them all out at once so that there is one healing period and they can get back to life without having to worry about wisdom teeth again. Others prefer having them out one at a time which might a better option if one or more of the teeth are exceedingly complex. Both ways work however and its best to discuss the pros and cons in your consultation appointment.
Is wisdom teeth surgery safe?
Wisdom tooth removal is generally a safe procedure. If you are immunocompromised in some way then the risks could be a bit higher than normal. Also if there is a risk of damaging the nerves then we will inform you after the necessary scans have been done. Alternatives can also be discussed.
Is it better to be awake or asleep for wisdom teeth removal?
That would depend on you! If the thought of the procedure fills you with dread then you might be better off with some nitrous oxide sedation. However, the vast majority of patients are fine with normal local anesthetic.
How many days off do you need for wisdom teeth removal?
Normally we recommend it done just before the weekend, so you have the whole weekend to recover. Most patients are generally ok to work in about 72 hours. But simple and straightforward cases recover much earlier and the complicated cases might take a bit longer.