Tooth Extraction

Painless and easy

When we hear the word “tooth extraction” it always comes at an impression of painful and terrifying. But as a matter of fact it’s painless and hassle-free that should bring ease to your aches and woes.

At Micris Dental Clinic we aim to provide you the best service for tooth extraction in Dubai. Our experienced dentists will not recommend extraction if it can still be restored or saved using other treatments.

We have the best roster of professional dentists and oral surgeons in Dubai who can perform this outpatient procedure, with your ease and comfort as their top priority in an environment you can feel safe.

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What is surgical tooth extraction and when is it needed?

Surgical extractions are required when your dentist needs to remove some gum tissue or bone to pull out the damaged teeth and close the area with stitches to heal properly. Offering outstanding services for tooth extraction in Dubai, we make sure that our surgical procedures are all safe and painless.

For cases where the dentist cannot readily pull it out, an X-ray will reveal if there is a need for surgical extraction. Wisdom teeth removal is usually a surgical extraction because such teeth are usually impacted or have not erupted completely from the gum.

What are the cases that need a tooth extraction?

Permanent teeth are meant to last your whole lifetime, but at certain times tooth extraction would be necessary. Here are some of the reasons why your teeth must be pulled out:

  • Tooth decay, damage, or trauma
  • Crowded mouth – Sometimes, certain teeth need to be pulled to properly align your teeth for orthodontic treatments. When there is not enough space in the jaw to fit all your teeth, your orthodontist may recommend pulling some teeth to make room for moving the others. In another case, extraction can also be recommended if the tooth cannot break through the gum (erupt) because there is no space in the mouth.
  • Infection – In case the tooth decay or damage reaches down to the pulp (the central part of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels), infection would occur. The first dental recommendation for such case would be a root canal treatment. However, if infection has already spread out and antibiotics or root canal cannot save the tooth, extraction would be the best option to save your other teeth.
  • Infection risk-If you are having certain medical procedures (e.g. chemotherapy or organ transplant) and your immune system is compromised, even a hint of infection risk from a tooth can be dangerous. Thus, extraction is needed.
  • Periodontal disease– This certain disease is an infection of the tissues and bones surrounding and supporting the teeth. Extraction is recommended if the bones cannot anymore support certain tooth/teeth.
  • Impacted tooth – This is usually the case for wisdom tooth/teeth. Pulling them out is needed when they are stuck in the jaw or under the gum and cause infection and pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before the dental extraction procedure itself, your dentist or oral surgeon will give you local anesthetic to numb the area of the tooth for pulling. If your pain tolerance is low or if some instances require, your dentist may use a strong anesthetic to prevent pain throughout your body. Surgical extractions would require more time and procedure than simple extractions. Once the tooth is pulled, your dentist will place a gauze pad on the area to stop the bleeding. If needed, self-dissolving stitches will also be placed on the socket to close the gum edges on the extraction site.

Before scheduling any surgical procedure, your dentist will take an X-ray of your tooth to get a full view of the case. You must inform your dentist for any medications you are taking including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, or even vitamins. You should speak to him/her if you have certain medical conditions such as congenital heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. This is important to make sure your health is stable before the tooth removal procedure.

Listed below are some preparation tips you need to consider:

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke for six to eight hours before your appointment.
  • Brush and floss before coming to the clinic.
  • Speak to your dentist if you have a cold or nausea, so the procedure can be rescheduled.

The healing period after a dental extraction usually takes about one to two weeks, where a new bone and gum tissue will grow into the gap. When the healing is complete, the remaining teeth can shift because of the gap. To keep your bite aligned, your dentist may recommend replacing the missing tooth with an implant or fixed bridge.

After your painless tooth extraction procedure, you need to give extra care for yourself so you can recover faster. Here are some tips you must consider:

  • Bleeding or swelling is expected after the procedure. 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 on the first 2 hours after the extraction.
  • To alleviate the pain after the anesthesia wears off, take pain-reliever or other medications prescribed by your dentist.
  • Ice packs can also be applied to numb the painful area.
  • Should you start eating, start with soft foods that do not require much chewing.
  • Do not use straws, smoke, spit or any action that requires force in your mouth.
  • When you brush your teeth, avoid the extraction site. Alternatively, you can rinse your mouth with ¼ teaspoon of table salt in a glass of lukewarm water.
  • 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.
  • Contact your dentist should there be any recurring pain or bleeding.

Dry socket is a dental condition that occurs sometimes after a tooth extraction procedure. It happens when the blood clot that forms over your socket is displaced, causing the exposure of your bones and nerves.

If you feel severe pain for days after your extraction, inform your dentist so appropriate treatment can be applied. A sedative dressing will be placed over the socket for a couple of days to protect the exposed area until a new clot forms.