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Wisdom tooth removal

Explore our concise guide to wisdom tooth extraction in Dubai. Additionally, get to know our experienced oral surgeon who can help you be well-prepared for any dental emergency that may arise.

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Is wisdom tooth removal always necessary?

Not necessarily. If there is sufficient space for the tooth, they will usually come through without causing any problems. 


There may be some slight discomfort as they come through, however this is temporary and will disappear once the tooth is fully in position.


As long as the wisdom teeth are healthy, fully in position and easy to keep clean, they do not need to be removed.

What are the main reasons for wisdom tooth extraction?

  • Insufficient space for the wisdom tooth to come through, thereby causing pain and discomfort.


  • Extensive tooth decay.


  • Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the tooth.


  • Damage to nearby teeth due to improper tooth alignment
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What are the signs and symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth?

The warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth are:

  • Pain and tenderness close to the gums in the back of your mouth


  • Swelling around the jaw


  • Swollen, tender, red or bleeding gums


  • Persistent headaches originating from the jaw in the vicinity of the wisdom teeth



If you start to experience pain or any of the above symptoms, do visit a dentist experienced in wisdom teeth removal and have it checked out immediately. 


Impacted wisdom teeth come in different degrees: some partially emerge with only the crown visible, while others remain fully submerged beneath the gums. Occasionally, impacted wisdom teeth may not exhibit any symptoms.


If you’re in Dubai and dealing with wisdom teeth issues, our specialists at NOA Dental Clinic are here to help.

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Thanks to our valued patients’ reviews and recommendations, we are arguably regarded amongst the leading dental clinics in Dubai, offering dental services with a personal touch.

Wisdom tooth removal specialist

Dr. Roy Thomas

  • Dr. Roy Thomas is our Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with over 25 years of clinical experience.

  • Dr. Roy completed his MDS with distinction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Manipal College Of Dental Sciences. He further went on to obtain his Mastership Certificate in Oral Laser Application from University of Vienna, Austria.

  • Dr. Roy’s expertise in Dubai includes complicated extractions, surgical exposure of un-erupted teeth and removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
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I had Dr. Roy take out my infected last molar. I was a bit nervous initially but the procedure was quick and nice. And it helps when the doctor is easy to get along with and explains what is going on. I also want to mention that the support staff at NOA Dental Clinic were exceptional.

Irene Theorin

We are patients at NOA dental clinic since several years. All dentists and surgical doctors we used are very professional and ensure that you as a patient come out satisfied and with a smile. The receptions are very friendly and professional as well. We can only highly recommend NOA dental clinic. Big thank you to all at NOA dental clinic

Rene Wenger

Imagine being told that you need to have the wisdom teeth removed?? ! I found Dr. Roy Thomas online. I went in to have two wisdom teeth removed, and was told that only one truly needed to be pulled. Dr. Roy left me feeling confident that the tooth could be removed without any serious risks. The whole experience was great. I never hope to need an oral surgeon again, but I would definitely go back to him.

Sunil Bhatia

I was referred to Dr. Roy for my wisdom tooth removal. He walked me through the whole process and informed it might take up to 30 minutes. The removal took no more than 10 minutes after I was numb. I could’nt have asked for a better experience, highly recommend him.

Sherin John

I have been visiting NOA clinic from last one year. Got my wisdom tooth extraction and fillings done at the clinic and trust me it was best experience ever. Both Dr. Roy and Dr. Mona are really amazing and I would like to thank them for serving patients during these tough times.

Hitesh Bhogal

The best dental clinic in Dubai. I had my wisdom teeth extracted here, everything was professionally done, and there was great care after the procedure. I recommend it to everyone.

Karol Buslowski

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FAQs for wisdom tooth removal in Dubai

Here are some signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for wisdom tooth removal:

  • Pain Toward the Back of Your Mouth: Persistent pain in the back of your mouth or near the wisdom teeth.
  • Tender or Swollen Gums: Look out for inflammation and tenderness around the gums where wisdom teeth are erupting.
  • Constant Headaches: Headaches originating from the jaw near the wisdom teeth might be a signal for attention.
  • Jaw Pain or Stiffness: Changes in bite alignment due to wisdom teeth growth can lead to jaw pain and stiffness.
  • Crooked Teeth: Wisdom teeth growing misaligned have the potential to push other teeth, causing crowding and misalignment.
  • Difficulty Eating: Impacted wisdom teeth trapping food particles can result in infections, making eating painful and difficult.
  • Repeated Tooth Infections: Challenges in cleaning around impacted wisdom teeth may lead to cavities, infections, and repeated tooth infections.

These signs and symptoms provide insight into various issues that might necessitate wisdom tooth removal to prevent complications and maintain oral health.

In your consultation, our oral surgeon will take a close look at a full-mouth X-ray to understand the positioning of your wisdom teeth and assess the surrounding structures. They will take the time to walk you through the entire process.

This consultation is your chance to openly share any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery, the recovery journey, or the expected outcomes. Communication is key during this time, and our oral surgeon is here to listen and support you.

By following these steps in your wisdom tooth removal consultation, you’ll be well-prepared for the procedure, gain a clear understanding of what’s ahead during and after surgery, and ensure a comfortable and successful experience under the compassionate care of our experienced oral surgeon.

Wisdom teeth usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21, but the timing can vary.

Yes, you do not need to have your wisdom tooth removed if you do not have any pain or infection. Wisdom teeth removal are only indicated in cases where there is infection, crowding or impacted teeth.

When considering the angulation of impaction:

  • Vertical impaction describes a tooth that is attempting to erupt straight but is unable to emerge from the jawbone.
  • Horizontal impaction occurs when a tooth is embedded horizontally within the jawbone.
  • Disto-angular impaction involves the impacted tooth tilting away from the second molar.
  • Mesio-angular impaction signifies the impacted tooth being tilted towards the second molar.


And in terms of the overlying tissue:

  • Soft tissue impaction involves the crown of the tooth erupting through the jawbone but remaining submerged under the gums.
  • Partial bony impaction occurs when the tooth has not fully erupted and is partially covered by bone.
  • Complete Bony impaction refers to a tooth being entirely embedded in the jawbone.

For the first 24 to 48 hours, it is recommended to avoid solid foods and instead have semi-liquid and soft foods like yogurt, soups, avocado, scrambled eggs, oatmeal etc. Other options for comfort and nutrition include broth, vegetable juice and pureed fruits. Consuming cold things will also help soothe the pain, especially on the first day of the surgery. 

For the first 2 days following your wisdom tooth removal, it is recommended to apply ice packs against the outer cheek of your extraction area. Keep the ice pack on hold for 15 minutes at a time throughout the day. The cold compress will reduce the swelling by decreasing circulation. By the third day, it is better to switch to a warm compress to increase blood circulation. Also, keep the head elevated when lying down or before you go to sleep.

After having your wisdom tooth removed, the dentist might give you some anti-inflammatory pain medication to help with any discomfort. This could include prescription ibuprofen or other pain relievers. If there’s a risk of infection or one has developed, the dentist may also prescribe antibiotics. It’s important to take the medication exactly as directed, preferably with food to prevent any stomach irritation.

For the first 30-45 minutes after the procedure, you should place gauze pads over the surgical area. Also, try to avoid using straws and steer clear of hard or crunchy foods during your recovery. These steps can contribute to a smoother healing process.

Following your wisdom tooth surgery, your body will naturally develop a blood clot over the extraction site to promote healing. However, drinking through a straw on the day of the procedure creates a lot of negative pressure in the mouth which can loosen the blood clot and dislodge it. The absence of the clot exposes the bone at the extraction site to bacterial contamination from food, and can lead to severe pain and infection. 

A simple extraction involving a fully erupted wisdom tooth can have a recovery time of 3 to 4 days. However, if your teeth were impacted, it could take about a week to 10 days to heal.

The cost will depend on the position of the wisdom teeth and their proximity to nerves and sinuses. We welcome you to contact us on 04 3987075 to discuss treatment costs.

It’s advised to reach out to your insurance provider and confirm whether the suggested procedure falls under your dental coverage.

Avoid smoking for the first 48 hours after your wisdom teeth extraction, as it can disrupt the blood clot and impede the healing process. Smoking increases the risk of developing dry sockets due to the suction created during inhalation.

Non-essential travel in immediate days isn’t advised. Consult your oral surgeon for personalized guidance on when to resume activities based on your recovery progress.

After having your wisdom teeth removed, it’s recommended to wait three to four days before resuming your workout routine. Exercising too soon can potentially disturb the blood clot and impact your recovery process.

Sutures (stitches) are often used after wisdom teeth removal to aid healing. Your dentist or oral surgeon will determine if sutures are needed based on the complexity of the procedure and will provide instructions for their care and removal if necessary.

After your tooth extraction, try to maintain the gauze over the extraction site for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Gently bite down on the gauze to apply pressure and aid in clot formation. Should bleeding persist, switch out the gauze for a fresh piece and continue this practice for an additional 60 minutes. If bleeding persists beyond these attempts, consider using a dampened tea bag instead of gauze. The tannic acid present in tea can assist in clot formation and arrest the bleeding process.

Yes, you can brush your teeth after getting your wisdom teeth removed, but it’s important to follow your dentist or oral surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care. Here’s some guidance on when and how to brush your teeth after wisdom teeth removal:

  • You may be advised to wait at least 24 hours after the surgery before resuming brushing.
  • When you’re ready to brush, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and be very gentle around the surgical sites. Avoid vigorous brushing that could potentially disrupt the healing process.
  • Avoid brushing directly over the surgical areas where the wisdom teeth were removed. Instead, brush the other teeth carefully and gently.
  • After brushing, you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water or an antimicrobial mouthwash as recommended by your dentist. This can help keep the area clean and promote healing.
  • Drinking water is important for staying hydrated and keeping your mouth clean, but avoid using a straw in the first few days after surgery, as the suction can disrupt healing.

To ease post-extraction pain, follow your dentist’s guidance. Use prescribed pain medications, apply ice packs intermittently, and maintain proper oral hygiene. Stick to soft foods, avoid straws, and rest. Do reach out to your dentist or oral surgeon if discomfort persists.

Yes, we do offer wisdom tooth treatments at both JLT and Trade Centre branches.