Oral Surgery

For most patients, the one and only time they will require Oral Surgery services are when they need impacted wisdom teeth removed.  This always seems very scary, but it need not be a traumatic experience.

At TEETH@Tiong Bahru we aim to offer treatment tailored to your needs.  For the anxious patient, we can offer treatment under sedation; for all patients we offer pre-treatment counselling, and take time throughout the procedure to ensure your wellbeing during and after.

Oral Surgery also covers surgical extraction of teeth for orthodontic purposes and removal of buried roots and broken teeth. All surgical procedures are planned utilising our state of the art radiographic equipment and carried out under sterile condition with the latest surgical equipment.

What is it?

Surgical removal of wisdom teeth is usually carried out to remove impacted wisdom teeth that cannot be removed by non-surgical methods. Most often under local anaesthetic, IV sedation can also be provided for the anxious patient.

The Benefit

The procedure is required when the impacted wisdom tooth is negatively affecting the surrounding soft tissues – causing repeated infections, or the adjacent teeth. Removal of the wisdom tooth removes a source of pain and infection, and alleviates the risk to the adjacent tooth.

The Process

Our dentist will go through your treatment options with you, including pros, cons, risks and costs. Once decided and consented for, the dentist will anaesthetise the area with local anaesthetic. This is numbing for just the tooth or area in question. Our clinic always applies a surface numbing gel before giving the local anaesthetic injection, to give almost pain free analgesia.

If you have any concerns regarding analgesia, please do let us know so that we can make the experience as anxiety free as possible.

Once you are numb, our dentist will access the impacted wisdom tooth through an incision in the gum. Surrounding bone may need to be removed with surgical drills. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you may be aware of pressure and vibration. The wisdom tooth may also need to be divided, again with surgical drills. Using specially designed hand instruments pressure will be applied from various sides of the tooth in order to deliver the crown and roots, whole or in pieces.

Once the whole tooth is out, the site will be checked and washed to ensure it is clean, a pack will be placed and the area will receive some stiches to aid healing.

You will be given instructions for how to optimise your healing, along with a prescription for mouthwash and analgesics.

A follow up appointment 7-10 days later will allow us to review your healing, and remove the stitches. If you have any concerns along the way, our dentist and support staff are always available.

What does it cost?

Wisdom tooth surgery is complex and highly technical. Fees range from $750 to $950 depending on the case. We always encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.

What is it?

Teeth other than wisdom teeth can become impacted, or displaced from alignment. In order for the orthodontist to proceed with your treatment, these teeth need to be removed. A surgical approach is often necessary.

The Benefits

Removal of these obstructive teeth allows orthodontic options to be optimised. This will help you to get the best outcome for your treatment. In addition these teeth are almost always non-functional, but may still negatively affect adjacent teeth. Removal helps to remove the risk of future problems.

The Process

Our dentist will go through your treatment options with you, including pros, cons, risks and costs. Once decided and consented for, the dentist will anaesthetise the area with local anaesthetic. This is numbing for just the tooth or area in question. Our clinic always applies a surface numbing gel before giving the local anaesthetic injection, to give almost pain free analgesia.

If you have any concerns regarding analgesia, please do let us know so that we can make the experience as anxiety free as possible.

Once you are numb, our dentist will access the tooth through an incision in the gum. Surrounding bone may need to be removed with surgical drills. You won’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you may be aware of pressure and vibration. The tooth may also need to be divided, again with surgical drills. Using specially designed hand instruments pressure will be applied from various sides of the tooth in order to deliver the crown and roots, whole or in pieces.

Once the whole tooth is out, the site will be checked and washed to ensure it is clean, a pack will be placed and the area will receive some stiches to aid healing.
You will be given instructions for how to optimise your healing, along with a prescription for mouthwash and analgesics.

A follow up appointment 7-10 days later will allow us to review your healing, and remove the stitches. If you have any concerns along the way, our dentist and support staff are always available.

What does it cost?

Surgical removal of impacted and buried teeth is complex and highly technical. Fees range from $750 to $950 depending on the case. We always encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your particular needs and treatment costs.

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