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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth extraction or wisdom tooth surgery are medical procedures to remove the third molars, teeth that typically erupt from the late teenage years into the early twenties.

What is wisdom tooth extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction or wisdom tooth surgery are medical procedures to remove the third molars, teeth that typically erupt from the late teenage years into the early twenties.

Is wisdom tooth removal a major surgery?


Wisdom tooth removal can be performed as an extraction or as a surgery. When a tooth is completely erupted through the gum and forceps can remove it easily, a tooth extraction is enough. But if a tooth is not fully erupted or not erupted through the gum, an incision to remove gum or bone may be needed. This is a wisdom tooth surgical extraction. Sometimes, the dentist or dental specialist would need to break the tooth into a few parts before it can be completely removed from the gum and jaw.

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?



Because wisdom tooth removal without some form of anaesthesia would be painful, your dentist or dental specialist might recommend local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia to help you undergo the procedure without pain. Your dentist or dental specialist will advise us on which pain relief option is most appropriate for your individual situation.

No. Underbites are usually caused by a lower jaw that is disproportionately larger than the upper jaw. This can be seen clinically, by assessing the patient's profile . A lateral cephalogram (an xray of the skull in profile) will confirm this. Underbites ...
18 Jul 2019
See your general dentist for an initial clinical and radiographic evaluation. Your dentist will decide if the case falls within the scope of difficulty that they are comfortable managing. Different dentists have different levels of experience with removing wisdom teeth surgically...
15 Jul 2019
Singapore does not have national guidelines that dentists must follow when making a decision to remove wisdom teeth. Dentists make clinical recommendations based on their judgment, which is affected by: Experience Recent (the last 6-10) cases that they have en...
19 Jun 2019
If bony healing has truly completed (confirmed by an xray of the area) then your only options are: 1) Guided tissue regeneration with bone grafting 2) Surgical crown lengthening The option selected would depend on what the current gum and bone level is. Bone grafting done as part of guided t...
5 Apr 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. In general, if one wisdom tooth has been removed, we do advise removal of the opposing wisdom tooth as it then becomes non-functional and does not serve a useful purpose. When teeth are not biting on one another, they will keep growing and erupting mor...
30 Mar 2019
Hi there, In general, if the wisdom tooth is growing out properly as there is sufficient space in the jaw to accomodate it, and it is biting on the opposing wisdom tooth which has also grown out well, there is no need to remove it. Many people have impacted lower wisdom teeth (wisdom teeth tha...
30 Mar 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry, sorry to hear that you are having a toothache. Based on your X-ray, you have 4 wisdom teeth, the 2 on the upper have erupted in a straight position, while the 2 on the bottom have insufficient space and have grown at a slanted angle otherwise known as imp...
30 Mar 2019
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry. I'm sorry to hear that your wisdom tooth is giving you much discomfort and agony. Being the last tooth in the mouth to erupt, the wisdom teeth often has insufficient space to erupt straight and hence erupts only partially with a flap of gum surrounding the ...
30 Mar 2019
Thanks for your question and I understand you have a question about wisdom tooth removal even if the wisdom tooth is not causing any pain. Firstly, it's really important to be seen by dentist for any current wisdom teeth condition, even if there is no pain. There are many ways...
13 Mar 2019
Thanks for your inquiries and I understand you are asking about wisdom teeth removal before braces. This is one of the most common questions when it comes to orthodontic treatment. There are a few indications for wisdom tooth removal before braces treatment. But treatment is on...
13 Mar 2019
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