Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are found on each of the four corners of our jaws and are usually the last teeth to develop. While wisdom teeth do not give you more wisdom, they are called wisdom teeth because they generally come out when you’re older (and hopefully wiser), around the ages of 17 to 21.
The wisdom teeth may hurt because they do not have enough room in the jaw to fully erupt. In some cases, they can be misaligned; possibly positioned horizontally or angled towards or away from the other molars. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can potentially harm adjacent teeth, the jawbone and the nerves. Most times, it is advised that wisdom teeth should be removed early before it causes more problems.
Our dentist will conduct an examination of the mouth and x-rays to determine the position of the wisdom teeth, their condition and the status of the adjacent teeth and bone.
During the surgery, the tooth and surrounding area will be numbed by the Local Anaesthesia. You will not feel pain, but you will feel some pressure and vibrations.
After surgery, some minor bleeding from the wound can be expected. Painkillers, antibiotics and an antiseptic mouthwash are usually prescribed too.
Extracting your wisdom tooth can be scary, we get it. But with the right dentist experienced in wisdom teeth removal, you’ll realise that the procedure can be free of discomfort and not intimidating at all! At Smilepoint Dental, our oral surgeons have more than 10 years of experience and are especially proficient at managing impacted wisdom teeth. We strive to make every extraction as comfortable as possible.
We do our best to alleviate your fears as much as possible. Our dentists build a rapport with all our patients and are happy to listen and address specific concerns, especially if you’ve had traumatic experiences with dentistry. If you find that listening to music or bringing a friend helps, feel free to plug into your favourite track or hold your support’s hand during your treatment.
As a family-oriented dental practice, apart from providing excellent dental work, we want all patients to feel like they’re in a comfortable and happy environment. Our chill areas, TVs on the ceilings and other amenities are designed to help make your wisdom tooth extraction a pleasant one.
Our Specialist Oral Surgeon
Dr. Aidan Yeo
Our Periodontist and Gum Disease Specialist
Dr. Low Yi Han
This is a fee estimate & subject to change. Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition.
|Wisdom Tooth Surgery Cost||S$1,300 – 1,500 per site (w/o GST)|
$1,250 claimable from Medisave
The growth of wisdom teeth can cause several complications, such as:
Plaque and food particles can gather around the partially erupted wisdom tooth, causing it and/or the adjacent tooth to rot.
Improperly erupted wisdom teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria and may cause infection of the overlying gums. This infection can cause pain, bad breath, limited jaw movement and swelling.
Erupting wisdom teeth can push adjacent teeth out of alignment, causing crowding of teeth, also known as Malocclusion.
Formation of cysts or tumours around an impacted tooth can occur, leading to destruction of surrounding jawbone and neighbouring teeth. These conditions may require complex and extensive treatment.
As problems can develop silently, regular dental checkups are advisable.
As a CPF Medisave accredited clinic, patients are able to use Medisave to pay for their wisdom tooth removal surgery at Smilepoint Dental.
Yes, you can! Smilepoint dental is a Medisave accredited dental clinic. To ensure a fuss-free process, all claims are processed by us and there is no need for upfront cash payment.
Our wisdom tooth removal surgery costs from $1016.50 – $1605 (w/ GST) per site.
Non-surgical wisdom tooth removals are not Medisave claimable and are $374.50 (w/ GST) per tooth.
This depends on the dentist available. If you book with our specialist oral surgeon and if time permits, we can arrange for the same day. If you are in pain, rest assured that we will do our best to address that. Whether or not your wisdom tooth can be extracted the day itself also depends on the condition of your tooth, paperwork, medications before surgery etc.
Yes, it is possible to remove all your wisdom teeth together. However, in some cases, for recovery and ease of eating food after the surgery, we may recommend removing 2 teeth at one time rather than all at the same time. Another exception is if you have any medical conditions, we may remove one side first to check your healing. Depending on your oral condition, we may give you medication to reduce swelling before we proceed. Our ethos is to always do what works best for our patients, to ensure that surgery is less painful and with fewer risks of complications.
We issue 5-8 days for surgery after wisdom tooth removal surgery. For normal extraction, we will provide 1-2 days Medical Certificate.
Yes, although they are advanced self-dissolving stitches, we would recommend removal at 7 days so food doesn’t get trapped. It doesn’t hurt to have stitches removed and only takes a few seconds to remove. After a month, we will also follow up to check for proper healing and remove the superficial stitches but keep the internal stitches to prevent agitating the wound.
Still have burning questions about wisdom tooth surgery? We’ve got you covered. Check out our FAQs on Wisdom Tooth Removal.
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