Wisdom Tooth Removal Singapore

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that can help
to prevent pain, infection, and damage to other teeth.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the four molars that are located at the back of the mouth. They usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. While wisdom teeth do not give you more wisdom, they are called wisdom teeth because they generally come out when you are older (and hopefully wiser).

Why does it hurt during eruption of a wisdom tooth?

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.

Wisdom Tooth Surgery Cost

$1,300–1,500
per site (w/o GST)

$1,250 claimable from Medisave

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

$250–350
per tooth (w/o GST)

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This is a fee estimate & subject to change. Please check with your clinician for an exact fee based on your unique clinical condition. (Specialist fees differ)

Problems Caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The growth of wisdom teeth can cause several complications, such as:

Tooth Decay

Plaque and food particles can gather around the partially erupted wisdom tooth, causing it and the adjacent tooth to rot.

Gum Pain and Swelling

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.

Crowding of Teeth

Erupting wisdom teeth can push adjacent teeth out of alignment, causing crowding of teeth, also known as malocclusion.

Cysts

Formation of cysts or tumors around an impacted tooth can occur, leading to destruction of the surrounding jawbone and neighboring teeth. These conditions may require complex and extensive treatment.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Examination & X-ray

Our dentist will conduct an oral examination and take X-rays to determine the position of the wisdom teeth, their condition, and the status of the adjacent teeth and bone.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction/Surgery

During the Extraction/surgery, the tooth and surrounding area will be numbed by local anesthesia. You will not feel pain, but you may feel some pressure and vibrations.

Recovery

After surgery, some minor bleeding from the wound may be expected. Painkillers, antibiotics, and an antiseptic mouthwash are often prescribed.

Specialised Dentists

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Benefits & Side Effects

Wisdom tooth removal has several benefits

Wisdom tooth removal has several benefits, including:
 
  • Stopping the spread of disease or deterioration
  • Preventing damage to other teeth
  • Reducing or eliminating discomfort in your face and mouth
  • Helping with bad breath problems
  • Preventing the need for dental or orthodontic work in the future
  • Fostering better dental health

Side effects are temporary

After the procedure, most patients experience swelling in their mouth or cheeks, which may cause them to be unable to fully open their mouth for many hours or even several days. Many people have pain immediately after the operation, but it does not last for very long.

After Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery

  • Bite hard on the gauze for at least an hour.
  • Do not change the gauze too frequently (keep gauze for at least 20min) as it prevents effective clotting.
  • Do not rinse vigorously or spit for at least 24 hours.
  • Drink straight from the cup instead of using a straw.
  • You can rinse gently a few times a day with warm salt water after 24 hours.
  • Have a good rest at home.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, hot foods & drinks for the rest of the day to minimize bleeding.
  • If bleeding occurs, apply clean gauze to wound area and bite firmly for 30 minutes.
  • If profuse bleeding persists, please call us at 64751028.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery FAQs

Yes, you can! Smilepoint Dental is a Medisave-accredited dental clinic. To ensure a fuss-free process, all claims are processed by Smilepoint Dental and there is no need for upfront cash payment.
 

Whether or not your wisdom tooth can be extracted on the same day depends on several factors, including the availability of a dentist, the condition of your tooth, and the paperwork and medications required before surgery. If you are in pain, we will do our best to address that. Please book an appointment with our specialist oral surgeon to discuss your options.

Yes, it is possible to remove all four wisdom teeth at once. However, in some cases, we may recommend removing two teeth at a time instead of all four at once. This is because it can be easier to recover from two extractions than four. Additionally, if you have any medical conditions, we may remove one side first to check your healing. We may also give you medication to reduce swelling before we proceed. Our goal 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 a medical certificate for 5-8 days after wisdom tooth removal surgery. For normal extraction, we will provide a medical certificate for 1-2 days.

Yes, although they are advanced self-dissolving stitches, we recommend having them removed at 7 days to prevent food from getting trapped. It is painless to have stitches removed and only takes a few seconds. After a month, we will follow up to check for proper healing and remove any superficial stitches that remain. Internal stitches will be left in place to prevent agitation of the wound.

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

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CHAS

We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

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