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Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Wisdom teeth or the third molars erupt between the ages of 18 -25 years old. Due to a lack of space in the jaws, these teeth may not be able to erupt fully into the mouth. As a result, they are partially or fully buried in the bone and become impacted.

Is it necessary to remove my wisdom teeth?

  • It is advisable to have a check-up to assess if your wisdom teeth are impacted or if they are likely to cause any problems in the future
  • If you have already been experiencing pain or swelling around the wisdom teeth, it may be necessary to have them assessed or even removed to prevent further problems
  • To find our more, make an appointment with our specialist oral surgeons today so that you can be appropriately advised on the risk and benefits of keeping or having your wisdom teeth removed

What problems can arise with impacted wisdom teeth?

One can experience pain and swelling in the jaws or even a reduced mouth opening due to the following problems with the wisdom teeth:

  • Infection of the gum surrounding the wisdom tooth (due to food trapping)
  • Dental decay affecting the wisdom tooth or even the adjacent molar tooth
  • Erosion or resorption of the roots of the adjacent molar 
  • Cyst formation around the wisdom tooth

What can I expect at my first consultation?

  • A thorough history and clinical examination including x-rays are performed
  • In high risk cases or where a pathology is suspected, additional x-rays or cone beam CT scans may be needed
  • Once the examination is completed, the need for wisdom teeth removal, including the risk and benefits of removal or keeping the teeth will be explained
  • If the wisdom teeth are indicated for removal, an appointment for surgery can be scheduled at your convenience 
  • Same day appointments for wisdom teeth removal are available

How are impacted wisdom teeth removed?

  • Impacted wisdom teeth are removed via a quick and painless minor surgical procedure
  • This minor surgery is done at the clinic and are performed by experienced specialist oral surgeons under strict infection control
  • Same day appointments for wisdom teeth removal are available 
  • At least 5 – 7 days of hospitalisation leave will be granted if needed
  • Medication will be prescribed to make you comfortable after the surgery 
  • If so desired, IV sedation services or even a general anaesthesia at private hospitals can be arranged

What if I am an anxious patient?

We understand that having a tooth removed or any oral surgery can be a nerve-wrecking experience. However, our warm and friendly staff will do their utmost to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Rest assured as well, that all procedures are done by trained and experienced oral surgeons. If so desired, IV sedation services or even a general anaesthesia at private hospitals can be arranged.

Is wisdom teeth surgery Medisave claimable?

  • If you are a Singaporean or Permanent Resident, you will be able to use your Medisave to cover part of, or all of the cost of the surgical procedure
  • Speak to our clinic staff at 6276 7276 to find out more about your financial options