Wisdom Tooth Dental

Smilepoint Dental Centre is Medisave accredited by the Ministry of Health (MOH) & Central Provident Fund (CPF) for wisdom tooth removal surgery.

Patients are able to use Medisave to pay for most or all their dental treatment charges for this procedure. It is also possible to use an immediate family member’s (Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident) Medisave to pay. Immediate family members include: spouse, children, siblings, parents and grandparents. Please call 6475 1461 or email us to enquire about our direct deduction process. No upfront cash payment is required.


Our Specialists

Meet our team of specialists at Smilepoint Dental Centre. With years of expertise, you can be assured that you are in good hands.


Our Fees

Smilepoint Dental Centre is a Medisave accredited dental clinic. Medisave can be used here to defray the cost of surgical procedures.


All About Wisdom Teeth

To prevent problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth, it is advisable to remove them early. Learn more about wisdom teeth here.


Flying After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

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Amongst other frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth removal, many patients have expressed concerns regarding flying after tooth extraction or surgery.


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Frequently Asked Questions On Wisdom Teeth

  • At What Age Do You Get Wisdom Teeth?
At What Age Do You Get Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars and are found on each of the four corners of our jaws. The namesake is derived from the fact that they generally come out when you’re older, around the ages of 17 to 21.

  • Why Do I Need To Remove My Wisdom Tooth?
Why Do I Need To Remove My Wisdom Tooth?

It is beneficial to remove your wisdom tooth if it is:

  • Impacted: If there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth to erupt, they can become impacted, causing them to grow in at an angle. You may experience pain or discomfort while eating due to impaction.
  • Causing damage to other teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth can push against other teeth, potentially damaging them and making them more susceptible to tooth decay.
  • Resulting in diseases: Impacted wisdom teeth can result in narrowed spaces between molars. This encourages bacteria to form more easily, putting you at risk of inflammation, cysts, and periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Is Removing Wisdom Teeth Painful?
Is Removing Wisdom Teeth Painful?

You should not feel pain during the procedure as the area will be numbed. However, you may feel some pressure as the dentist will have to move the forceps back and forth in order to remove the tooth.

  • Is A Lot Of Strength Required For Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Is A Lot Of Strength Required For Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

In a simple extraction, the dentist will grasp the tooth with forceps and try to loosen it by moving the forceps back and forth. Generally, if the correct technique is employed, minimal strength is required. On the contrary, if too much force is exerted, the chances of tooth breakage are high.

Do not worry as a local anaesthetic injection will be given to numb the tooth. Patients will only experience some pressure being exerted.

  • What Are The Risks Of Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery?
What Are The Risks Of Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction 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.

Specific complications of having wisdom teeth removed are uncommon but may include:

  • Infection
  • Accidental damage to other teeth and jaw during surgery
  • Severe pain caused by infection (dry socket) – this is when the blood clot breaks away from the wound
  • Numbness in the lower lip or tongue – this can be caused by nerve damage and there is a small risk that this could be permanent
  • Jaw stiffness – the mouth may not be able to open fully when the wound is healing