Dr. Pat Rabot, Oral Surgeon 

Email: info@scottsdaleoralsurgery.com 

Scottsdale Phone: 480.998.7500 

Phoenix Phone: 623.581.5198

Website: http://www.scottsdaleoralsurgery.com

Scottsdale Address: 6945 E. Sahuaro Drive  Scottsdale, AZ 85254-6722

Phoenix Address: 34225 N. 27th Drive, Building #4    Phoenix, AZ 85085   

Scottsdale Oral Surgeon, Dr. Pat W. Rabot received his undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 1988 with a DMD degree. In 1992, he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residence at the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed a Fellowship at San Francisco General Hospital and was an appointed, Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Prior to starting his undergraduate studies at UCSD, Dr. Rabot lived in Quartzsite, Arizona and graduated from Salome High School. He also served his country for five years in the U.S. Navy, as a Hospital Corpsman.

He returned to Arizona to practice. In 1993 Dr. Rabot started private practice here in Scottsdale. Dr Rabot is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (American Board of OMS) and member of many professional societies. He has served as President of the Phoenix Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, as well as, Chairman of the Council on Communications with the Arizona State Dental Association. During the past several years he has worked with the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners as a Specialist Consultant and Anesthesia Office evaluator. Dr. Rabot is on staff at both Scottsdale Healthcare campuses (Osborn and Shea).


What are wisdom teeth? Featuring Dr. Pat Rabot, Oral Surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona

Wisdom teeth are the third molars. As you develop from a child to an adult, you get your first molars around the age of 6, your second molars around the age of 12 and your third molars around the age of 18. Most wisdom teeth have enough room to accommodate one’s bite but sometimes, there is not enough room or the wisdom teeth come in at different angles, get impacted, have no room or there may be some eventual decay in the tooth.  Dr. Pat Rabot, a board-certified oral surgeon at the North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, treats facial fractures, does TMJ surgery, extractions, implants and correction of development deformities. 

Dr. Rabot is an expert member of the Arizona Dental Directory.  Visit www.scottsdaleoralsurgery.com and www.dentistnewsnetwork.com for more information.


Complications of Wisdom Teeth Extraction, Featuring Dr. Pat Rabot, Oral Surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona


Dr. Pat Rabot of the North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery discusses complications that may arise from wisdom tooth extractions.

Complications are rare but do occur.  Most people hear about swelling from an impacted tooth.  There are usually 3 days of post-op swelling, which can be controlled with ice on face.  Another complication is bleeding.  When you make an incision, there can be bleeding which can clot within 8-10 minutes but can ooze for next 24 hours.  Most bleeding is controlled by direct pressure with gauze or a tea bag, to help clotting.  The third complication is infection.  Most surgeons can place you on antibiotics if an infection arises.  

There is a nerve that runs within the lower jaw right by the wisdom teeth.  Sometimes with an impacted tooth, the nerve can be injured.  If it is, a temporary numbness of the lower lip may result.   Nerve injuries are very rare and can be identified early on and repaired immediately.

With the upper jaw, there is a very large sinus and sometimes the roots will be in the sinus floor.  When the tooth is taken out, there will be a hole, occuring in about 1% of patients, which a surgeon can close.  

There is an inguinal nerve on the tongue side close to the middle of the jaw bone.  Sometimes a numbing injection can cause a sensation like an electric shock, which polarizes the nerve, and it can be felt on the tongue or lip.

Another common complication is a dry socket.  Oral surgeons would like a nice blood pocket to fill where the tooth was removed.  However, sometimes one is not formed and a bony hole is formed, resulting in a dry socket 3-5 days later.  This can be evaluated and as it heals, there may be a couple of weeks of throbbing as it heals.


Dr. Pat Rabot is a member of the Arizona Dental Directory.  For more information about the North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, visit www.scottsdaleoralsurgery.com and www.dentistnewsnetwork.


What is an impacted wisdom tooth? Featuring Dr. Pat Rabot, Oral Surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Pat Rabot of the North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery discusses treatment options for impacted wisdom teeth.  Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Teeth that remain partially or completely entrapped within the soft tissue and /or the jawbone are termed "impacted."

If the tooth is impacted and it's clear there's no room for it to erupt, some intervention is done to avoid future complications.  The longer a tooth is impacted, the higher the risk of post-operative complications. In addition, higher complication rates occur in older patients with a fully developed third molar, such as nerve injuries and dry sockets.  When a surgeon looks at tooth, prior to root formation, there is a significant lower risk of other injury and complications.

Impacted wisdom teeth removal is now quite streamlined, only taking 30-45 minutes.  Most patients tend to choose to be asleep during the procedure.  A small incision is made overlying the impacted tooth, removing bone over the crest of tooth, the tooth is split for removal, the site is irrigated with salt water and closed with dissolvable stitches.  There can be swelling but most patients aren't affected by post-operative swelling.


Dr. Pat Rabot is an acknoweldged expert with the Arizona Dental Directory.  For more information regarding the North Scottsdale Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, visit www.scottsdaleoralsurgery.com and www.dentistnewsnetwork.com.