Wisdom Tooth Surgery
Wisdom teeth are the third molars of the dentition and usually erupt between 17-25 years old. These teeth are commonly impacted, difficult to clean resulting in bacteria and food trap.
As a result, the gums overlying the tooth often become swollen and infected, resulting in a condition called 'pericoronitis'. In some cases, it also causes tooth decay to the tooth in front of it. In rare cases, cysts may form as a result of wisdom tooth being buried.
At MySmile dental clinic, a thorough clinical and radiographic examination is done to determine if your wisdom tooth requires a surgery to remove.
Before the surgery, your dentist will discuss the procedure with you and inform you what to expect.
The surgery can be performed under local anaesthesia alone or sometimes with sedation.
After the surgery, the area will be stitched together, and antibiotics and painkillers will be prescribed.
Typically, a one week follow up appointment will be scheduled and the stitches will be removed then. You will be taught how to cleanse the wound/socket till it heals completely in order to prevent food and debris contamination.
For urgent appointments/ severe wisdom tooth pain, please call +65 6280 8140 directly and we will try to give you a same day appointment where possible.