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Tooth Extraction in Dubai

Preserving your natural teeth to maintain their strength and health is the priority of our dental specialists. Whether your tooth has been damaged due to decay or trauma, our dentists will examine it carefully to determine the best treatment plan such as a filling, covering it with a crown or other treatment options.
However, if you neglect the tooth to the point where it suffers a severe level of damage where the tooth can no longer be saved, a root canal treatment along with tooth extraction is recommended. Tooth extraction is typically a short outpatient procedure performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
The oral and maxillofacial surgeon will numb the tooth first to ensure you experience no pain during the procedure. While tooth extraction may still be unpleasant, it can be the key to relieving dental pain and preventing future dental problems. Our dentists and surgeons are experts on pain management and they will make sure you feel comfortable during the entire treatment.

Reasons you may need a tooth extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Dubai

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Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and the last teeth to develop in our jaw. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25 at the back of the mouth behind the last standing teeth.

When is wisdom teeth removal required?

If you’re told that your wisdom teeth are “impacted”, it means that there is not enough space for them to grow into the jaw in a normal position or when they break through the gum at an angle or in an unexpected location.

Dentists or oral surgeons often remove impacted wisdom teeth because they may sometimes trap food, plaque, and other debris in the soft tissue around it, leading to swelling, gum tenderness, cavities, and bad breath. Over time, your wisdom teeth may decay and even affect the adjacent teeth.

Wisdom teeth should be removed only if there is a good clinical reason to do so. Your dentist will take X-rays and thoroughly examine your mouth before making any decisions.

In general, wisdom teeth need to be removed if there is unrestorable decay in the wisdom tooth, non-treatable nerve damage, cellulitis, abscess, tumours, jaw infections and damage to neighbouring teeth.

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You may know your wisdom teeth are coming in because you start experiencing some unpleasant symptoms. Some common indications your wisdom teeth are about to erupt include:

  • Irritation and swelling of the gums, usually behind your second molars
  • Aches and jaw pain
  • Bleeding or red, tender gums
  • Difficulty opening your mouth wide and chewing
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Small white specks (the top of your new teeth breaking through the gum line)

These symptoms are usually due to wisdom teeth being impacted, which means they’re stuck under the gum or don’t have enough space to fully break through.

If you’re due to have a tooth extracted, naturally you’ll be concerned about how long it takes for the area to heal. You can expect some bleeding for up to 24 hours after your extraction, and you mustn’t disturb the blood clot that forms in the socket where your tooth used to be.

For most people, the pain tends to decrease after the third day. However, if you’re having a wisdom tooth extracted, the healing time may take longer and subsequently, the pain may also linger longer.

The healing period after a dental extraction usually takes about one to two weeks, where a new bone and the gum tissue will grow into the gap.

The cost of a tooth extraction procedure varies widely depending on whether it is an impacted wisdom tooth or a simple tooth extraction.

The cost to remove impacted teeth is significantly higher than other tooth extractions. In the case of orthodontic treatments, the cost of the extraction is usually covered in the overall fees you pay.

Dos: 
  • Take a pain reliever or other medications prescribed by your dentist
  • Bite down on the gauze pad given by your dentist for a few minutes until the bleeding stops
  • Limit your talking, eating or drinking especially in the first 2 hours after the extraction
  • Use an ice pack on your face to curb swelling and pain
  • Eat soft foods like pasta, rice, soup or anything that requires less chewing
  • When you brush your teeth, avoid the extraction site
  • If you underwent surgical dental extraction, you must not brush or rinse your teeth for 12 hours
  • Limit strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after the extraction
  • Call your doctor if you have a fever, or if your pain or swelling doesn’t subside
Don’ts:
  • Don’t drink through a straw. Sucking may loosen blood clots that help your mouth heal
  • Don’t rinse your mouth too harshly. Your doctor may suggest rinsing gently with saltwater
  • Don’t eat hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that could dislodge the blood clot formed in the wounded area
  • Don’t smoke as it can slow your healing. Like the straw, the vacuum it creates when you suck smoke out of your cigarette can dislodge the blood clot too
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