Our team of experienced dental surgeons are on hand to take care of your wisdom teeth removal!
A wisdom tooth is the third molar in the dentition and may become impacted due to lack of space in the dental arch.
Eruption of wisdom teeth may be prevented by gum, bone, another tooth or all three.
Lack of space occurs because our jaws have become smaller through evolution and with preventative dentistry, good oral hygiene and diet, teeth are not lost due to decay as frequently as in the past.
The Dental Implant Centre in Singpore is Medisave accredited by MOH and CPF for Wisdom Tooth Surgery / Wisdom Tooth Extraction / Wisdom Teeth Removal. Medisave may be used towards partial payment for surgical procedures allowed by the CPF board.
We provide same day appointment for any wisdom teeth emergencies. Our 3D digital imaging is used to examine the position of your wisdom tooth inside the jaw so that the extraction can be carried out. Wisdom tooth extraction in Singapore clinics can be performed by a general dentist or specialist.
The wisdom teeth may not have enough room in the jaw to fully erupt. In some cases, they can be misaligned; possibly positioned horizontally or angled towards or away from the other molars. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can potentially harm adjacent teeth, the jawbone and the nerves.
By removing the wisdom tooth, we can prevent the spread of infection, crowding of teeth and swelling. If the wisdom tooth erupts wrongly, it can potentially damage the tooth in front.
Tooth Decay – Plaque and food particles can gather around the partially erupted wisdom tooth, causing it and/or the adjacent tooth to rot.
Gum Pain and Swelling – Improperly erupted wisdom teeth are breeding grounds for bacteria and may cause infection of the overlying gums. This infection can cause pain, bad breath, limited jaw movement and swelling.
Crowding of Teeth – Erupting wisdom teeth can push adjacent teeth out of alignment, causing crowding of teeth, also known as Malocclusion.
Cysts – Formation of cysts or tumors around an impacted tooth can occur, leading to destruction of surrounding jawbone and neighbouring teeth. These conditions may require complex and extensive treatment.
As problems can develop silently, regular dental check-ups are advisable.
For more information about wisdom tooth extraction in Singapore, please call us today.