Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Wisdom teeth are the 3rd permanent molars found at the back of the mouth. They usually come out at the age of 18. It’s common to find them impacted (unable to come out fully) due to insufficient space available.

Wisdom teeth can either be extracted normally if they are fully erupted, or surgically removed if they are impacted.


When is Treatment Necessary?

Removal of wisdom tooth can aid in maintaining overall oral health. It is generally recommended when the following conditions occur:



Your doctor or oral surgeon may use 1 of 3 types of anesthesia. The appropriate anesthesia for you depends on the expected complexity of the wisdom tooth extraction and your own comfort level. During wisdom tooth extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon:



Starting from $600 (Medisave Claimable)



Q – Does Everyone have Wisdom Teeth?

No, some people have all four wisdom teeth, some have one, two or three and some even have none.


Q – Are Wisdom Teeth Difficult to take out?

It all depends on the position and the shape of the roots. Our dentist will tell you how easy or difficult each tooth will be to remove after looking at the X-rays. Upper wisdom teeth are usually easier to remove than lower ones, which are more likely to be impacted. Our dentist will say whether the tooth should be taken out at the dental practice, or whether you should be referred to a specialist (oral surgeon). At times there is a possibility of some numbness of the lip after the removal of a lower tooth – our dentist will tell you if it is possible in your case.


Q – Will it make any Difference to my Face or Mouth?

Removing wisdom teeth may cause some swelling for a few days. However, as soon as the area is healed, your face or appearance will be back to the usual. Your mouth will feel more comfortable and less crowded, especially if the teeth were impacted.


Q – How much does it Cost to remove Wisdom Teeth?

The cost of removal of wisdom teeth will vary according to the difficulty of the procedure, and whether it is being carried out in a dental practice or hospital. Please speak to one of our team members to get an estimated cost. Surgical cost is subsidised or can even be fully claimed under Medisave (selected cases).


What to Expect after Treatment

While healing from the surgery, follow your doctor’s instructions on:

MediSave Claims Eligibility for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery

*Dental treatments are generally not claimable under the MediSave scheme unless the treatment involves surgery and is performed due to medical reasons. Non-surgical dental treatments such as extractions, crowning, dentures or braces are not MediSave-claimable. Contact us to find out if your treatment is claimable.

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