Wisdom Tooth

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 undergo wisdom teeth removal?

  • 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 wisdom teeth removal 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 wisdom tooth extraction much easier and causing fewer potential complications from wisdom tooth 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 removal in Singapore 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 Expertise in Wisdom Tooth Extraction

At PKWY Dental Specialist Practice, our general dentists and specialist oral maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Wong Wai Yee, are all able to provide high-quality care for wisdom tooth extraction and surgery with minimal pain and downtime.

Our clinic provides dental x-rays as well as detailed consultations to determine whether or not your wisdom tooth need to be removed, using which method, and when – in order to ensure optimal outcomes. With symptomatic impacted wisdom teeth, treatment generally should be carried out as soon as possible.

For more information about wisdom tooth extraction, please reach out to our clinic today.

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