Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth

  • Kamal F. Busaidy

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This video demonstrates the surgical removal of impacted upper right and lower right third molar teeth. The accompanying narration explains each step in the procedures and includes a brief discussion of precautions that should be taken in order to avoid complications. The video was recorded using a loupe-mounted camera, giving the viewer a unique perspective.


As in this case, lower third molar extraction is often facilitated by ostectomy around the tooth and by tooth sectioning. The lower third molar tooth in this video is mesioangularly impacted. After gaining access to the tooth via a buccal full-thickness mucoperiosteal flap, bone is removed on the buccal aspect using a rotary instrument. The crown is sectioned at the level of the cementoenamel junction, and the crown and roots are removed separately. The upper third molar tooth is distoangularly impacted and is accessed through a distobuccal mucoperiosteal flap.

About The Author

Kamal F. Busaidy

Kamal F. Busaidy, BDS, FDSRCS (Eng), FACS is a Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas, USA. He graduated from The London Hospital Medical College, School of Dentistry, in 1992 and then completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 1995 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After 2 years as a Specialist Registrar in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Sultanate of Oman, he completed a four-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, before joining the full-time teaching faculty in 2002. Dr Busaidy is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been a Board examiner for the last six years.


About this video

Kamal F. Busaidy
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Total duration
12 min
Springer, Cham
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Video Transcript

Hello, and welcome. My name is Kamal Busaidy. In this video, I’m going to talk about surgical removal of wisdom teeth. The presentation will go through the steps involved in removing the upper right and lower right third molar in the case that you see in the x-ray before you.