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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. A lack of space in the mouth to accommodate the direction the wisdom tooth is erupting in may lead to swollen gums or difficulties when opening and closing the mouth. 

2. Tooth decay and subsequent bad breath as they are harder to reach with a toothbrush.

When Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

Wisdom tooth removal may be necessary if: 

  • Complications arise 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. This in turn pushes against adjacent/surrounding teeth and may cause 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.

Types Of Wisdom Tooth Impaction

Horizontal Impaction

When the wisdom tooth is angled horizontally and is unable to erupt. 

Distal Impaction

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

Types of Wisdom Tooth Impaction That Require Wisdom Teeth Removal

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.


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 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 Treatment

Painless Wisdom Tooth Extraction Singapore
  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 (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: After some time, a blood clot should form where the tooth was removed. 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
$180/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. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth or significant wisdom tooth pain, we will typically recommend you to undergo a wisdom tooth removal/surgery.

Will the appearance of my face be affected after wisdom tooth removal?

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 teeth surgery may be painful and uncomfortable if not performed correctly. However, at dePacific, our dental surgeon will ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. There may be discomfort and minor bleeding, as well as post-surgery pain during the healing process, but we are able to ensure that you don't feel the surgical procedure, by using local anaesthesia.

What is the cost of wisdom tooth surgeries or extractions?

At dePacific, an extraction starts from $180/before GST, while some impacted wisdom tooth that requires dental surgery will start from $600/before GST. Note that CHAS subsidies or Medisave are applicable for these procedures.

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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.