While some wisdom teeth grow out just fine, other people may experience impacted wisdom teeth. Therefore, wisdom tooth extraction may be required for pain relief.
When you reach a certain age (usually in your early 20’s), it’s not uncommon to experience wisdom tooth pain.
A little pain is normal – pain in the back of the mouth or tenderness in the gums are the typical signals of wisdom teeth growing in.
Unfortunately, many typical symptoms indicate impacted wisdom teeth, such as:
These symptoms could be the result of inadequately cleaned wisdom teeth or an infection caused by an impacted wisdom tooth.
Even wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted might cause problems.
This type of impacted wisdom tooth is unable to burst through the gum tissue and can cause a variety of issues, including:
All of these symptoms indicate that wisdom teeth should be extracted.
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Also, remember that being pain-free does not imply that you are disease-free. Even if there are no signs of oral health problems, it’s crucial to have frequent dental check-ups to stay on top of any possible issues.
There is no better place to get a wisdom tooth extraction than our clinic!
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we guide all our patients step-by-step through the wisdom teeth removal procedure.
Before the surgical extraction procedure can begin, our dentists will first take an X-ray to look at the condition of the wisdom tooth.
Next, we will determine the best course of treatment for your wisdom tooth removal process. During wisdom tooth surgery, your dentist will use safe, comfortable and minimally invasive methods to access your oral cavity and extract your wisdom tooth.
Of course, you’ll be provided with local anaesthesia during wisdom tooth surgery.
After extracting the impacted wisdom teeth, small stitches are then placed. Once the healing process is completed, your dentist will remove them.
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If you are a Medisave account holder, you can claim funds for wisdom tooth removal in Singapore.
Wisdom tooth surgeries are included in the list of Medisave approved procedures. That means your Medisave account can be used to offset wisdom tooth removal fees for you or your family members, without a huge blow to your savings.
Vivid Dental Surgeons is accredited by government institutions such as the Ministry of Health Singapore and the CPF board. Thus, there will be no problem claiming from Medisave with us!
However, the amount of Medisave claimable funds towards dental implant costs will be determined by Medisave withdrawal limits.
With this in mind, your dentist will determine the fees claimable for your case.
If your insurance policy covers dental procedures, you may be able to file a claim form that offsets your bill payment. Regardless, it’s recommended to get in touch with your insurance agent before proceeding.
So, if you’re looking for a sign to get your impacted wisdom teeth removed – this is it!
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Wisdom teeth are a normal set of adult teeth that erupt in early adulthood.
In the past, the pioneer generation of humans depended on these sets of molars to chew and digest fibrous plants and raw meat.
As that pioneer generation evolved into the humans we are today, our lifestyle activities changed. Cooking our food meant less stress on our jaw and teeth.
Thus, over the ages, we no longer needed wisdom teeth and our jaws became smaller.
However, wisdom teeth can still grow!
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth which can be hard to reach and see.
The problem with these teeth is that sometimes they grow out in awkward angles, which can lead to teeth and gum complications and intense discomfort.
Because of their location, these teeth are also difficult to clean and keep healthy. As bacteria gets trapped in these (often unreachable) areas, infections and cavities are more likely to form!
That’s why many people opt for wisdom tooth surgery as a preventative measure even if they don’t have distressing symptoms like gum pain.
In these days of medical anaesthesia, modern wisdom tooth surgery is pain-free.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we use a local anaesthesia gel that numbs the area of the mouth where the extraction will take place. If necessary, some patients may also request IV anaesthesia for a more comfortable experience during wisdom tooth surgery.
After the wisdom tooth surgery is all done, your dentist will prescribe you some antibiotics to ward off any infection and pain medicine for post-surgery pain.
We recommend avoiding smoking, forceful chewing and hard foods during the healing process. A soft diet with foods like porridge or congee is best to prevent further aggravation and should be continued for about a week.
An ice pack may be applied externally to reduce pain and swelling.
After that, a follow-up visit is necessary for several reasons for the removal of surgery stitches and to discuss any problems that may have arose.
In Singapore, a regular wisdom tooth extraction can cost SGD150-350 per tooth.
However, wisdom tooth surgery that is more complex requires higher expertise and equipment to ensure that the wisdom tooth extraction goes smoothly.
Therefore, it can cost up to SGD$950-$1,250 per tooth, depending on the complexity of the surgical extraction.
Keep in mind that wisdom tooth surgery is available for Medisave claims and most dental clinics in Singapore do accept insurance claims too.
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