Painless Wisdom Tooth Extraction - Singapore Dental Specialist

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Wisdom teeth are also known as the third permanent molars and they commonly erupt around the age of 18.

Wisdom teeth tend to erupt at an angle which may cause the following complications: 

1. Swollen gums or difficulties when opening and closing the mouth. Pain and swelling. A lack of space in the mouth to accommodate the direction the wisdom tooth is erupting can lead to this.

2. Tooth decay, subsequent bad breath, and gum disease. Wisdom Teeth are harder to reach with a toothbrush, and it may be difficult to maintain good oral hygiene if the teeth are recessed.

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When Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

Wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if: 

  • The impacted wisdom tooth pushes against adjacent teeth and causes pain or misalignment, which may affect the patient's bite. 

  • An infection or cyst develops in the region. 

  • Tooth decay occurs as a result of inadequate tooth brushing.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause complications as a result of impacted growth. This means that the patient's wisdom tooth partially or fully erupts at an angle, due to insufficient space in the oral cavity. Nearly 70% of Singaporeans experience at least one impaction in their lifetime. It can be extremely painful occurence, making the timely removal of wisdom teeth a necessity to prevent future oral health problems.

Types Of Wisdom Tooth Impaction

Horizontal Impaction

When the wisdom tooth is angled horizontally and is unable to erupt, and touches other teeth.

Distal Impaction

When the wisdom tooth is angled towards the back of the oral cavity.

Wisdom tooth extractions are necessary due to impaction of surrounding teeth

Mesial Impaction

When the wisdom tooth is angled towards the front of the oral cavity (or second molar).

Vertical Impaction

When the wisdom tooth is angled correctly but is unable to erupt.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Step 1: 

Your dentist will begin with diagnostic imaging (X-ray) to determine the type of impaction or degree of decay of your wisdom tooth. This will determine if an extraction or surgery is required to remove the affected tooth.

Step 2: 

Local anaesthesia will be administered at the region to make sure you are numb so that the treatment will be pain-free as your dentist prepares to remove the tooth.

Step 3: 

The extraction procedure begins with your dentist making a cut in your gum line to expose the wisdom tooth socket and gain access to it for removal. 

Step 4: 

Subsequently, the extraction site is cleaned, and the gums are stitched together to allow for adequate healing. You will be asked to bite down on dental gauze to control any bleeding that may occur.

Step 5: 

Finally, you will be asked to return for a follow-up appointment, after a week, to remove your stitches.

What To Expect After Dental Surgery

  1. 1
    Activity: Limit your activity, and allow your body to recuperate for at least 48 hours following your treatment.
  2. 2
    Beverages: Stay hydrated and avoid fizzy or alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
  3. 3
    Food: Take care to consume soft foods and avoid anything that is hard to chew or that might irritate the wound and slow the healing process (sour or spicy foods) for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
  4. 4
    Pain Management: your dentist will prescribe the appropriate pain relief medication where necessary. 
  5. 5
    Bleeding: To control bleeding, bite down on medical gauze as provided by your dentist for at least 30 minutes following your treatment.
  6. 6
    Swelling and Bruising: Use an external cold compress (eg: ice pack against your cheek) for at least 24 hours following your treatment, as directed by your dentist.
  7. 7
    Tobacco Use: To reduce the risk of infection or complications, avoid smoking for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
  8. 8
    Stitches: If you require the removal of stitches, your dentist will ask to see you for a follow up appointment.

Our pricing

Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Start from
$600/before GST

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Start from
$150/before GST

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Is it necessary to remove my wisdom teeth?

No. If your wisdom teeth are functional and do not cause any pain or discomfort, you do not have to remove them.

Will the appearance of my face be affected?

Wisdom tooth removal may lead to swelling of the face, however, this will heal within 2 to 4 days.

Is Wisdom Tooth Surgery Painful?

Wisdom tooth surgeries may be painful and uncomfortable if not performed correctly. However, at dePacific, our highly experienced dental teeth can ensure that your treatment is painless. There may be discomfort and minor bleeding, as well as post-surgery pain during the recovery period, but we are able to ensure that you don't feel the surgical procedure, by using local anaesthesia.

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The dePacific Dental Group has been established since 2000. We have since been providing our patients with personalised and professional dental experience. We also offer comprehensive, high quality dental services in a safe and comfortable environment.