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
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.
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||950- 1500 per site|
|Consultation, consumables and medication||125|
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.