Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby lalaland » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:44 pm

Hi, I would like to find out from parents here who have experience with wisdom teeth extraction/operation. I am sourcing for information for my child.

How much did you pay for your wisdom tooth extraction? That price is for - how many teeth, local or general anesthesia, teeth impacted or not?

Thank you!

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby janet88 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:59 pm

lalaland wrote:Hi, I would like to find out from parents here who have experience with wisdom teeth extraction/operation. I am sourcing for information for my child.

How much did you pay for your wisdom tooth extraction? That price is for - how many teeth, local or general anesthesia, teeth impacted or not?

I had a wisdom tooth extracted few years back. it was done under subsidized rate at jurong medical...got a referral from polyclinic.
used hubby's medisave. $400 for 1 tooth under LA. requested for additional jabs as I have low pain threshold.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby bb_ mom » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:16 pm

I did mine under GA cos I was extracting 4 at a go. The thought of it was :yikes: that I couldn't bear the idea of doing just under LA. That was just before my wedding and got a referral from dentist to do the extraction at NUH.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby janet88 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:26 pm

bb_ mom wrote:I did mine under GA cos I was extracting 4 at a go. The thought of it was :yikes: that I couldn't bear the idea of doing just under LA. That was just before my wedding and got a referral from dentist to do the extraction at NUH.

4 at one go :yikes: :shock:
how long did you go on a liquid diet?

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby bb_ mom » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:44 pm

janet88 wrote:
bb_ mom wrote:I did mine under GA cos I was extracting 4 at a go. The thought of it was :yikes: that I couldn't bear the idea of doing just under LA. That was just before my wedding and got a referral from dentist to do the extraction at NUH.

4 at one go :yikes: :shock:
how long did you go on a liquid diet?

A week only. Decided to get it done in case the pain hits me just before wedding. Square jaw doe that time! :laugh:

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby Sun_2010 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:32 pm

bb_ mom wrote:
janet88 wrote:
bb_ mom wrote:I did mine under GA cos I was extracting 4 at a go. The thought of it was :yikes: that I couldn't bear the idea of doing just under LA. That was just before my wedding and got a referral from dentist to do the extraction at NUH.

4 at one go :yikes: :shock:
how long did you go on a liquid diet?

A week only. Decided to get it done in case the pain hits me just before wedding. Square jaw doe that time! :laugh:


One Week ! and 4 at one go. Ouch!

lalaland, it depends on the position.
I had 2 done at a time but one on each side (only two caused problem ). But mine were half embedded. So the dentist had to do an incision on the jawbone, and he sawed the tooth and removed it part by part. I was terrified but turned out not so bad. Under LA so no pain during procedure. But once the anesthesia wears off the pain was bad but bearable. I like to use as less pain killers as possible.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby lalaland » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:04 am

Thanks for all your replies! My child's xrays show the wisdom teeth growing at an angle that would give problems later. We are advised to remove them before his braces come off as the wisdom teeth would push the nicely straightened teeth out of alignment. So the teeth have to be surgically removed before they erupt.

I did mine when I was stationed overseas, 4 (2 surgical, 2 extraction) at one go, on LA. I am able to drive myself home after resting a bit at the clinic.

I am not familiar with wisdom teeth removal procedures in Singapore. They seem like pricey procedures to me!

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby janet88 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:27 am

My wisdom tooth was in a awkward position. I was wide awake and only had LA...the lady dentist had to exert a lot of strength to remove it.
didnt even know there were stitches because there was a surgical cloth covering my eyes. Scary experience.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby lalaland » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:32 am

janet88 wrote:My wisdom tooth was in a awkward position. I was wide awake and only had LA...the lady dentist had to exert a lot of strength to remove it.
didnt even know there were stitches because there was a surgical cloth covering my eyes. Scary experience.


Hmm, I wonder why she covered your eyes with cloth. That makes it more scary, doesn't it, not knowing what's happening?

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Postby janet88 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:45 am

Not seeing anything is better. When I kept hearing the metal instruments being picked up and put on the tray, it really scared me. Ignorance is bliss.

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