Damn those wisdom teeth

I've a total of 4 wisdom tooth that has yet been extracted. People say that if you dont feel aches, there's no need to remove those tooth.

But, I've been having toothache on my lower right molar area. I knew my 4 wisdom tooth were growing in weird directions during my x-rays years ago. The dentist said that she could not remove them as they're still growing and it is possible that my tooth would grow vertically just like normal tooth which does not require extractions. However, years later, I could see that my 4 wisdom tooth are impacted - meaning, they are growing against my molars. Also, I've noticed food stuck at the gums between the molars and the wisdom tooth - very gross because there is a hole that traps food already.


I've been putting off the extractions for the past few years. My dentist wanted to do a X-Ray for me to check on the tooth before assessing if I should remove them but I didn't bear to spend the money on the X-rays :X. Was also thinking of prolonging any possible dental procedures in the future since there were no pain. Anyway, my dentist said that from the looks of it, my teeth are complicated cases and they'd need to refer me to a specialist. That scares me and I was more adamant not to do the xray.

A typical wisdom tooth extractions cost $600-$1,500 depending on the complexity. This was the price quoted years ago. If I've 4 teeth to remove, that means I'll be spending $6,000?! That cost more than my braces la! I know wisdom tooth extractions are Medisave-claimable but still, my money!

Doesn't help that I couldn't find much information on wisdom tooth extraction costs along with X-rays and consultation charges. Not very keen to do the extractions via my dentist's referral. I understand that if I go to the polyclinic for a referral at the Public hospitals' Dental clinics, it could take months.

Anyone has private dentist with reasonable charges for wisdom tooth extractions to recommend? Thank you :)

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  1. You have to get your wisdom teeth removed! They can bring you a lot of pain and complications later in life. My wisdom teeth came in during my high school years. At first, they never bothered me, but I'm turning 30 now and the pain is setting in. Because they're so far back, it makes it difficult to brush them properly. Best of luck to you!

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