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Here’s everything you need to know about wisdom tooth surgery in Singapore

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Singapore

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Singapore

 At NoFrills Dental, our dentists usually advise our patients to remove their wisdom teeth if they are present and impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth at the back of the mouth that do not have sufficient room to emerge or develop properly.

This results in wisdom teeth that may only be partially erupted from the gums (partially impacted), or in more severe cases, teeth may never break through the gums (fully impacted).

Our dentists usually remove impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications. However, we also recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth even if they are not currently symptomatic to prevent future oral health problems.

Why Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth can result in other dental problems and even cause severe pain or damage to other teeth. In many cases, impacted wisdom teeth cause plaque build up as they are difficult to clean. If left untreated impacted wisdom teeth can increase the risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay. 

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Damage to Other Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can push onto surrounding teeth, causing severe mouth pain.

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Jaw Damage & Cysts

Dental cysts can form around the impacted wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed, this can result in jaw and damage nerves.

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Inflamed Gums & Teeth

Soft gum tissue around the impacted wisdom tooth can become inflamed and start to swell. This infection can create pockets between teeth causing tooth decay. 

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Affect Teeth Alignment

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with a person’s bite as impacted wisdom teeth push onto surrounding teeth. In situations like these, orthodontic treatment to straighten affected teeth may become necessary.

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Affect Teeth Alignment

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with a person’s bite as impacted wisdom teeth push onto surrounding teeth. In situations like these, orthodontic treatment to straighten affected teeth may become necessary.

male patient undergoing scaling and polishing treatment at NoFrills Dental

Damage to Other Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can push onto surrounding teeth, causing severe mouth pain.

male patient undergoing scaling and polishing treatment at NoFrills Dental

Jaw Damage & Cysts

Dental cysts can form around the impacted wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed, this can result in jaw and damage nerves.

male patient undergoing scaling and polishing treatment at NoFrills Dental

Inflamed Gums & Teeth

Soft gum tissue around the impacted wisdom tooth can become inflamed and start to swell. This infection can create pockets between teeth causing tooth decay. 

We offer both surgical and non-surgical wisdom tooth extractions. Wisdom tooth extractions can offer a much-needed relief and comfort from severe pain. It also helps to maintain oral hygiene and prevents other dental problems. Before the procedure, our dentists will evaluate your condition and conduct a complete diagnostic examination through the use of an OPG (panoramic x-ray).

Depending on the type and severity of impaction. Dentist may opt for either a surgical or non-surgical wisdom tooth removal procedure which can either be conducted under local anaesthesia or sedation.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Your dentist will conduct a thorough analysis of your oral health in order to examine the type of impaction that you may have, to determine if surgery is required. After which, your dentist will lay out a basic treatment plan and explain the entire wisdom tooth removal process to you in detail before proceeding further.

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Non-Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A wisdom tooth extraction is usually reserved for upper wisdom teeth that are not impacted. This procedure will be conducted under local anaesthetic, to ensure that patients do not feel any pain during the removal process.

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Wisdom Tooth Surgery

A wisdom tooth surgery is required to remove teeth that are impacted and/or partially/fully erupted. This procedure will be conducted under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia. The time taken to extract the tooth depends upon its size and position. Once the wisdom teeth are completely extracted, our professionals will replace the tissue and positioned with the help of dissolvable stitches. The tissue automatically heals within a one-to-two week period.

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Wisdom Tooth Surgery

A wisdom tooth surgery is required to remove teeth that are impacted and/or partially/fully erupted. This procedure will be conducted under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia. The time taken to extract the tooth depends upon its size and position. 

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A wisdom tooth extraction is usually reserved for upper wisdom teeth that are not impacted. This procedure will be conducted under local anaesthetic, to ensure that patients do not feel any pain during the removal process.

Step-by-Step Guide:

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Anaesthesia is Administered 

For most wisdom tooth extractions, local anaesthesia will be used to ensure that patient do not feel any pain throughout the surgical procedure. 

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Wisdom Tooth Exposed & Removed

After ensuring that the right amount of anaesthesia has been administered and given enough time to activate. The dentist will then proceed to surgically expose the impacted tooth before removing it.

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Stitching of Gums

After the wisdom tooth has been removed, the dentist will then proceed to stitch the up incision used to extract the tooth. After this step, pain medication will be prescribed to control any post surgery pain.

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Anaesthesia is Administered

For most wisdom tooth extractions, local anaesthesia will be used to ensure that patient do not feel any pain throughout the surgical procedure.

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Wisdom Tooth is Removed

After ensuring that the right amount of anaesthesia has been administered and given enough time to activate. The dentist will then proceed to surgically expose the impacted tooth before removing it.

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Stitching of Gums

After the wisdom tooth has been removed, the dentist will then proceed to stitch the up incision used to extract the tooth. After this step, pain medication will be prescribed to control any post surgery pain.

Cost of Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Singapore – At NoFrills Dental, we aim to provide patients with high-quality dental services while maintaining affordable prices for the masses. With this in mind, we’ve priced our wisdom tooth extraction costs to cater to the different needs and budgets to each and everyone of our patients.

The cost of a non-surgical wisdom tooth extraction ranges between $150 – $350 at NoFrills Dental, depending on the complexity of the removal. (Not Medisave claimable)

The cost of wisdom tooth surgery ranges between $950 – $1250 at NoFrills Dental, depending on the complexity of the surgery. (Medisave Claimable) Medisave can be used to pay for wisdom tooth surgery. Claimable up to S$950 per tooth.

If you’d like to know more about wisdom tooth removal, you can read our comprehensive guide on wisdom tooth surgeries and extractions in Singapore where we dive deep into the topic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Must I remove my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth should be removed when they are impacted, decayed or causing you pain/discomfort.

We have a separate article discussing the necessity of wisdom tooth surgery and when it’s necessary.

How long does a wisdom tooth removal take?

Non-surgical wisdom tooth extraction typically take about 30 minutes to complete per tooth.  

Wisdom tooth surgeries, will take between 30 mins – 60 mins per tooth. Depending on the complexity of the surgery. 

How long will post surgery pain last?

Post surgery pain from a wisdom tooth surgery will typically last around 24 – 72 hours.

Pain medicine will prescribed to all patients after their surgery, this medicine should be taken as prescribed by the dentist, and not only after feeling the pain.

How many days of MC will I be issued after a wisdom tooth surgery?

Depending on your dentist, most patients will typically be given 5 days of MC after a wisdom tooth surgery. If multiple teeth are removed in a single sitting, more days will be given if required.

Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth before starting Invisalign or braces treatment?

The removal of wisdom teeth before any orthodontic treatment is highly dependant on the current condition of your teeth and the treatment plan your dentist has laid out for you.

Generally wisdom teeth only need to be removed if they become impacted, cause pain or obstruct the movement of teeth if not removed.

Additionally, patients who have fully erupted, well positioned and healthy wisdom teeth will not need to have them removed for orthodontic treatment. In some cases, the wisdom teeth may even be used as an anchor to help align other teeth during orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or braces.

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