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Russian dentist extracts his own wisdom tooth

This gruesome footage shows a Russian dentist extracting his own wisdom tooth using a mirror – which he recorded for entertainment purposes.

Dr Rustam Yakhyaev, 24, from Surgut, central Russia, can be seen injecting himself with anaesthetic in the eye-watering clip. 

Desperate to remove one of his wisdom teeth which was causing him discomfort, he spends several seconds vigorously pulling at it before it eventually pops out.

His mouth quickly fills with blood and the offending tooth falls out of his mouth before the dentist then stitches up the wound.

The grim video, which is not for the faint-hearted, has been watched almost 400,000 times online.

Dr Yakhyaev, who now works for a private clinic, was working at a previous practice during this clip that has now gone viral.

Why did he do it? 

He said: ‘It was a completely new clinic and I always worked there without an assistant. That’s why I was alone when I pulled my own tooth out.


The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK.

The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth – one in each corner.

Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.

Because of the lack of space, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted.

Your wisdom teeth don’t usually need to be removed if they’re impacted but aren’t causing any problems. This is because there’s no proven benefit of doing this and it carries the risk of complications.

Source: NHS Choices 

‘I pulled my the lower right wisdom tooth because it was making me uncomfortable. I did an x-ray on it and it showed that it was impacted and needed to be removed.

‘When I decided to do it myself I switched on the camera just to make it a little more entertaining.

‘It really wasn’t very difficult, and it wasn’t painful as I successfully anaesthetised myself beforehand.

‘All in all I think it was a good experience and interesting for me to try. I was not expecting so many people to watch me do it however.’

Dr Yakhyaev graduated from the Ural State Medical University in Yekaterinburg before moving to his hometown of Surgut, in central Russia, to work. 

Other grim dental footage  

The time-lapse clip begins with him loading up his injection, before raising his eyebrows and looking at the camera in a joking manner.  

The new footage comes after MailOnline reported on another gruesome clip that showed the so-called ‘painless extraction’ method.

Since the clip of the Benex Extraction System, which was developed in Switzerland, was posted on Facebook last December, it amassed hundreds of thousands of views.

Teeth are often removed if they have suffered extensive decay or have been cracked beyond repair.

Incorrectly positioned teeth are also frequently extracted to prevent any oral health complications.