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 eruption of 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. Most times, it is advised that wisdom teeth should be removed early before it causes more problems.
Clients are able to use Medisave to pay for most or all their dental treatment charges for this procedure. It is also possible to use a parent’s or spouse’s Medisave to pay. Please call 6270 6800 or email us to enquire about our direct deduction process, no upfront cash payment required.
Surgeries at DentalPlus are performed by Dr Aidan Yeo.
Problems Caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth
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 the 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.
Our dentist will conduct an examination of the mouth and x-rays to determine the position of the wisdom teeth, their conditions, and the statuses of the adjacent teeth and bone.
During the surgery, the tooth and surrounding area will be numbed by 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||1250|
1250 claimable from Medisave
Wisdom teeth surgery is commonly performed and generally safe. There may be facial swelling, pain, jaw stiffness and some bleeding for up to 2 weeks. These symptoms are usually at their worst for the first 2 or 3 days, and will gradually improve.
Accidental damage to other teeth and jaw during surgery.
This is when the blood clot breaks away from the wound.
This can be caused by nerve damage and there is a small chance that this could be permanent.
The mouth may not be able to open fully when the wound is healing.
As a CPF Medisave accredited clinic, patients are able to use Medisave to pay for their wisdom tooth removal surgery at DentalPlus.