Many young adults will develop wisdom teeth, but in some instances, these teeth may not emerge properly due to limited space in the jaw, leading to pain or discomfort. If you’re facing such issues, you might be contemplating the removal of your wisdom teeth. This article provides comprehensive information on the costs of Wisdom Tooth Removal.
Factors Influencing Costs:
- Age plays a role; extraction is relatively simpler in younger individuals due to their more elastic jawbones.
- Wisdom teeth with complications, like partial eruption or irregular shape, may require surgery, increasing the removal cost.
- The choice between a general dentist and a dental specialist can also impact the procedure cost.
Cost Breakdown at Figs Dental:
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction: $200.00 – $300.00
- Impacted/Wisdom Tooth Surgery: $650.00 – $1500.00
Prices are accurate at publication and exclude GST. Please check with our clinic for current rates.
MediSave Claim for Wisdom Tooth Surgery:
- Only surgeries can be claimed under MediSave.
- Claimable amount depends on the surgery’s complexity, including tooth division and the number of teeth removed.
- MediSave limits for surgeries:
- Without tooth division: Up to $350
- With tooth division: Up to $950
- Deep and with tooth division: Up to $1,250
Note: Actual claimable amount may vary; final approval is subject to MOH.
Wisdom tooth extraction is not MediSave-claimable.
Making a MediSave Claim:
- Ensure you have a MediSave account with sufficient funds.
- Check account status through CPF Board (https://www.cpf.gov.sg/members) or hotline (1800-227-1188).
- If funds are insufficient, immediate family members’ MediSave can be used (Singapore citizens or permanent residents).
- Required documents include NRIC photocopies, marriage certificate (if applicable), plan details, and completed Medisave Authorization Form for Day Surgery.
Our Figs Dental staff will assist with MediSave claims after document submission.
CHAS Subsidies for Wisdom Tooth Removal:
Subsidies are for extractions, not surgeries
- CHAS subsidies:
- CHAS Orange: Not applicable
- CHAS Blue: $68.50
- Merdeka Generation: $73.50
- Pioneer Generation: $78.50
Wisdom Tooth Extraction or Surgery:
- Our dentists will evaluate the condition before recommending.
- Wisdom tooth extractions for simpler cases; surgery recommended for impacted or challenging cases.
|Wisdom Tooth Extraction||Wisdom Tooth Surgery|
|Procedure||Local anesthesia; tooth moved until ligaments break||Local anesthesia; small incision to expose tooth; tooth may be divided and removed in pieces|
|Classification of Wisdom Teeth||Non-impacted teeth||Impacted or difficult-to-extract teeth (e.g., embedded)|
|Treatment costs||$200.00 – $300.00||$650.00 – $1,500.00 (depending on complexity)|
|Subsidies available||CHAS subsidies available||MediSave claimable|
Prices are accurate at publication and exclude GST. Please confirm with our clinic for current rates.
Our dentists at Figs Dental will thoroughly assess the state and condition of your wisdom teeth, along with the adjacent teeth and gums, before recommending the most suitable course of action.