Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Medisave for my wisdom teeth surgery?

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.

Can I remove my wisdom tooth on the same day as my consultation?

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.

Can I get all my wisdom teeth removed together?

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.

How many days of Medical Certificate will I receive?

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.

Do I have to remove the stitches?

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.