Wisdom Tooth Surgery

    Our third set of molars, also known as wisdom teeth, helped our early ancestors to grind plant tissues, a part of their diet that was difficult to chew and break down. Over the years, as our food became easier to chew and digest, our jaws gradually got smaller.

    Despite the lack of space, wisdom teeth continue to develop in most human mouths and usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth often cause problems as there is insufficient room for them to erupt properly.

    Wisdom teeth that have erupted normally can be removed by regular extractions. However, if the tooth is impacted, surgery will be required. 

    Why might I need to remove my wisdom teeth?

    Gum swelling and infection

    Wisdom teeth may grow in a tilted manner and be impeded by the neighbouring tooth. When the tooth is only partially erupted, the gums can become swollen and painful as it is difficult to brush and keep the tooth clean. 

    Tooth decay

    Being positioned so far at the back of our mouths, wisdom teeth can be difficult to brush and floss. This commonly results in decay. If the tooth is impacted, food also tends to get trapped easily, resulting in decay on both the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front. 

    Cyst growing around the wisdom tooth

    Cysts occur when there is a buildup of fluid around an unerupted tooth. Although these cysts do not usually start out harmful, they can become infected and hurt the neighbouring teeth and bone if left untreated.


    Flexible payment plans of up to 24 months are available.

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    Extraction (Non-Surgical)
    $190 - $250
    Extraction (Surgical)
    $650 - $1,550

    Up to $1,250 claimable by Medisave

    Wisdom Tooth Surgery
    $650 - $1,550

    Up to $1,250 claimable by Medisave

    Further subsidies for Blue CHAS/MG/PG cardholders may apply.

    All prices quoted are before GST. 7% GST is payable at selected clinics and will be added to the charges.

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Specialist) Services
    Removing an impacted wisdom tooth is a surgical procedure which involves making a small incision in the gums and removing the tooth under local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia. This procedure can be done with our general dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon, depending on the sedation selected.
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