Wisdom Tooth
Extraction Safely Remove an Impacted Wisdom Tooth for Better Hygiene & Comfort

What is Wisdom Tooth?

The average mouth can only accommodate 28 teeth and by age 18, most people will develop an additional four molars, known as wisdom teeth.

Why do we have Wisdom Tooth?

The reason for wisdom tooth growth is a mystery, but unfortunately, by the time they arrive, most people do not have room in their jaw bones to allow them to come in straight.

What symptoms might suggest you need to have your wisdom teeth removed?
  • Pain or swelling in the corners of your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Bad taste or bad breath
  • Tooth decay in the molars surrounding your wisdom teeth

Once you are experiencing the symptoms related to impacted wisdom teeth, the damage has already begun. The longer you wait into adulthood, the more difficult the extraction can be and the more damage can be done.

How do I know if my wisdom teeth are impacted?

Not all wisdom teeth pierce through the gums. They can be impacted even if you don’t feel them there. Some do come in straight and do not present as much of a problem. Some grow in crooked.

There’s only one way to know for sure. Visit a dentist with a routine dental X-ray. It will show whether your wisdom teeth are causing problems.

When should wisdom tooth be extracted?

Removing them as early as possible. As a young person, the roots have not had as much time to fully form, making extraction much easier and causing fewer potential complications from oral surgery. The longer you wait, the more difficult the extraction will be, while the effect of impacted wisdom teeth will be felt even greater.

How is wisdom tooth extraction conducted?

Wisdom tooth is performed under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia aims to numb and causes absence of pain sensation at a particular area. General anaesthesia is a medically induced anaesthetic condition that makes a person goes into an unconscious state and loses their protective reflexes.

How long is the recovery for wisdom tooth?

Some patient will experience some swelling and inflammation and it takes about 1-2 days to subside. After surgery care is important to keep the area clean to prevent infection. Our oral surgeon will remove the stitches after 7 days. There is no restriction in diet and lifestyle after wisdom tooth extraction.

Our Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Wong is an experienced specialist in dentofacial trauma and surgery. She is an expert in wisdom teeth removal, dental implant treatment, corrective jaw surgery, management of oral facial trauma and infections.

She is also well versed with the management of patients who have serious systemic conditions, such as heart disease, head and neck cancer/irradiation, anti-coagulant and bisphosphonate therapy.

Dr Wong qualified from the University of Malaya in 1995 and obtained her Master of Dental Surgery in her chosen field of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2002. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the subsequent year and was conferred Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in 2005.

Dr Wong Wai Yee
MOH Accredited Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Why Choose Us?
Expertise

Experience and safety matters. Our team of experienced, MOH accredited specialists provides you with predictable, evidence based care.

Facilities and Equipment

Our staff is supported with the modern dental technology and safety equipment to deliver quality dental care in a safe environment.

Convenience

We are only a short walk from Orchard MRT (NS22). The location is well serve by the bus service with ample parking within the building.

Affordable Care

Simply better value with our transparent fees and installment plans.

Service Excellence

Personalized care that takes your concerns, convenience and well being seriously.

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