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Toothache 3 scaled - Wisdom Tooth Surgery (CPF medisave claimable)

What are Wisdom Teeth?

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.


Why does it hurt during eruption of wisdom tooth?

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


Wisdom Tooth Surgery Process



Examination & X-ray

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.



Wisdom Tooth Surgery

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.



Recovery

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



Wisdom Tooth Surgery Cost

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 Cost950- 1500 per site
Surgeon fee175
Consultation, consumables and medication125

Problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth

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

1. Tooth Decay

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

2. 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.

3. Crowding of teeth

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

4. Cysts

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.



Wisdom Tooth Surgery Aftercare

  • 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.

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Use Medisave for Wisdom Tooth Surgery

As a CPF Medisave accredited clinic, patients are able to use Medisave to pay for their wisdom tooth removal surgery at Smilepoint Dental.


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