Wisdom Tooth Removal in Singapore
At FIGS Dental, we understand that wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting process. However, it’s important to take care of your oral health by removing impacted or problematic wisdom teeth.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to emerge in the back of the mouth. They usually grow in during a person’s late teenage years or early adulthood. While some people never have any issues with their wisdom teeth, others experience pain and discomfort as a result of their emergence.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located at the back of the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but some may have fewer or none at all. These teeth are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually emerge during a person’s late teenage years or early adulthood, when they are considered to be gaining “wisdom.”
Why is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?
Wisdom tooth extraction is necessary when your wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they don’t have enough room to emerge properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a range of problems, including:
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort in the back of your mouth.
- : Impacted wisdom teeth can increase the risk of infection and inflammation in your gums and surrounding teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can push against your other teeth, causing damage and misalignment.
In rare cases, impacted wisdom teeth can cause cysts or tumors to form in your jawbone
What are the benefits of wisdom tooth extraction?
1. Pain relief and relaxation
Wisdom tooth extraction can relieve pain and discomfort in the back of your mouth. It relief from the pain that occur time to time
2. Improved oral health
Wisdom tooth extraction can help prevent infection, inflammation, and damage to surrounding teeth.
3. Reduced risk of complications
Wisdom tooth extraction can reduce the risk of developing cysts or tumors in your jawbone.
4. Improved overall health
Oral health is connected to overall health, and removing problematic wisdom teeth can help improve your overall well-being.
The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
The first step in the wisdom tooth extraction process is a consultation with an experienced dentist. During this consultation, your dentist will evaluate your wisdom teeth and discuss your treatment options with you.
If wisdom tooth extraction is necessary, your dentist will prepare you for the procedure. This may include taking x-rays and discussing anesthesia options.
The actual extraction process may involve removing the wisdom tooth or teeth in sections, depending on their position in your mouth. This is done under local anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort.
After the extraction, you will need to take care of your mouth to promote healing. This may include taking pain medication, applying ice packs to reduce swelling, and avoiding certain foods and activities.
Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure that your mouth is healing properly and to discuss any further treatment options if necessary.
How much does a wisdom tooth extraction cost?
The cost of wisdom teeth treatment will depend on the complexity of the procedure. Therefore, an initial consultation with our dentists and x-rays are required to determine if you require a regular extraction or a surgical removal.
If a surgical removal is required, a portion or all of your wisdom teeth surgery fees can be claimed from your Medisave, depending on the complexity of the surgery. Our staff will help you with all the necessary paperwork to make the process as seamless as possible. There are no charges for your reviews after surgery and for stitch removal.
Treatment charges for wisdom teeth surgery (Fully Medisave Claimable): $650-1250 per tooth
During the removal of wisdom teeth, patients are not expected to experience pain since the area will be anesthetized. However, if there is any discomfort or pain felt during the procedure, it is essential to inform the dentist or oral surgeon so that they can administer anaesthesia accordingly.
Your dentist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, which may include taking over-the-counter pain medication, applying ice packs, and avoiding hard or crunchy foods.
The duration of a wisdom tooth extraction can vary based on several factors such as the number and location of the teeth, as well as the complexity of the procedure. Typically, a single wisdom tooth extraction can take approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, while the extraction of multiple teeth may take longer. However, it is essential to note that the actual duration of the procedure may differ depending on individual circumstances and the type of anesthesia used. Your dentist can provide you with a more accurate estimate based on your specific case.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with wisdom tooth extraction. These can include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and dry socket (a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot in the extraction site becomes dislodged). However, these risks are relatively rare, and most people experience a smooth recovery after their wisdom tooth extraction.
The recovery time after a wisdom tooth extraction can vary depending on the person and the complexity of the extraction. In general, you can expect to experience some pain, swelling, and bleeding for the first few days after the procedure. Your dentist will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, including how to manage any pain or discomfort, how to clean your mouth, and when to return for a follow-up appointment.
The duration of medical leave given to a patient after a wisdom tooth surgery typically varies depending on the dentist. In most cases, patients are granted a medical certificate for around 5 days, but if multiple teeth are extracted during the same appointment, additional leave may be provided as needed.