Usually emerging during one’s late teens or early adulthood, these teeth can often pose problems due to their angle or positioning. Specialist Dental Group’s wisdom tooth removal team has been performing wisdom teeth extractions and other surgical procedures for many years. We always ensure that we work to provide patients with peace of mind.
Wisdom teeth begin forming around one’s tenth birthday and are the last set of molars to develop. They usually erupt between 17 to 25 years old and because this is the age that people are said to become wiser, hence the moniker “wisdom teeth.”
Not everyone has wisdom teeth. For those who have wisdom teeth, there are a total of four wisdom teeth, two on the upper jaw and two on the lower jaw. It can be either impacted or non-impacted.
In the event of an impacted wisdom tooth – tooth partially or entirely buried beneath the gum line and is therefore unable to erupt properly – surgical intervention may be required. The tooth may be growing in at a wrong angle, pushing against another fully-developed tooth. It is not only painful at times (due to the surrounding gums being infected), but is also a trap for food and a breeding ground for bacteria. This results in the wisdom tooth being susceptible to tooth decay, and may even affect the healthy tooth next to it. Therefore, removing the impacted wisdom tooth is often the safest response.
Wisdom tooth that are fully erupted (non-impacted) or completely buried in the bone, can be left alone if no pain or swelling is experienced. Nonetheless, as there is a small risk of infection and cystic development, it is advisable to monitor these wisdom teeth regularly.
The network of dental specialists/dentists at Specialist Dental Group is ready to assist local and international patients by providing a diverse range of dental services. For almost 40 years, our practice has been performing a variety of surgical procedures including wisdom tooth extractions, jaw surgery and dental implants, improving the lives of many patients by providing effective treatment for dental discomfort or inconvenience.
Get in touch today and send us a message via our enquiry form with any questions you may have. You can also call us at (65) 6734 9393 (Mount Elizabeth Orchard) or (65) 6471 5150 (Gleneagles Medical Centre).
|Consultation||$80 – $200|
|CT scan||$350 – 600 (depends on whether it is one jaw or two jaws)|
|Wisdom tooth extraction (non surgical)||$600 – 900 per tooth|
|Wisdom tooth surgery||$950 – 1,800 per tooth|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Services Tax. All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you.
Wisdom tooth removal is usually placed under local anaesthetic. However, you may choose to do the procedure under sedation.
For sedation; there will be an additional fee for an Anaesthesiologist to administer the sedation, which is about SGD$750 – SGD$1,000 per hour.
If you are a Singaporean or a permanent resident of Singapore, Medisave may be utilized to fully cover the applicable fees for wisdom tooth surgery. The amount ranges based on the complexity of the surgery and the final amount covered will be decided by the CPF Board.
For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave Page.
Specialist Dental Group’s Wisdom Tooth Removal team comprises of internationally qualified dental specialists/ dentists from the specialty areas of oral & maxillofacial surgery (reconstructive dentistry), periodontics(gum treatment), and prosthodontics (teeth replacement and cosmetic dentistry).
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to remove your wisdom tooth on the same day as your initial consultation.
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