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Generally, wisdom tooth removal involving surgical extraction can be carried out with only local anaesthesia. With local anaesthesia, you will not feel any discomfort or pain during surgery since the tooth and surrounding area will be totally numbed. General anaesthesic for wisd...
1 Oct 2018
Dear Desiree, You are advised to see an oral surgeon to get a full evaluation of the extend of numbness. Depending on the degree and how long the numbness has persisted, a management plan will be given. There are three types of numbness: 1) transient - goes away by its...
19 Nov 2018
Dear Vanessa, When wisdom teeth are taken out, minimal wound closure ie gums merging together to close the socket hole usually takes about 2 weeks. Signs and symptoms that the socket is not healing includes 1. Pain - dull ache that does not decrease or increases over the...
21 Aug 2018
Dear Z, First of all, let me share with you that all General Dental Surgeons as well as Specialist Dental Surgeons, regardless of their area of specialty , are legally allowed to perform wisdom tooth removal. However, having said that, not all dental surgeons have equal traini...
28 Aug 2018
Hello Z, In Singapore, general dentists are trained to remove wisdom teeth. You can see your general dentist to have an assessment of the position of your wisdom teeth with X-rays and determine the difficulty of removing the tooth. If your dentist feels that there may be di...
19 Aug 2018
Dear Karen, Wisdom teeth can be removed either surgically or non-surgically , and therefore there can be a wide variation to the fees, mostly according to: the complexity of the case, the experience and reputation of the dentist and whether or not you are thinking of going to a p...
9 Jul 2018
Dear Karen, From your brief description it sounds as though you have a bout of pericoronitis ( an infection of the gum around the impacted and partially erupted wisdom tooth, resulting in pain , discomfort and swelling in the area) If it is indeed true that you have Pericoroni...
9 Jul 2018
Hi Lucus, Sorry to hear that there is a fragment left behind at the extraction site. I do agree with Dr Gerald that it sometimes happens to even the best of us. While trying to extract a tooth, sometimes it makes more sense to leave a small little fragment behind, than to scour a...
9 Feb 2018
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