Oral Surgery

We pride ourselves as teeth savers. However, surgical solutions are sometimes offered for patients who have more complicated conditions present. E.g. impacted teeth (usually wisdom teeth), rampant decay, dental trauma, etc.


Other reasons for tooth extraction

  • Severe tooth decay or infection
  • Supernumerary teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
  • Severe gum disease which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth.
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)
  • Teeth which cannot be restored endodontically
  • Fractured teeth
  • Prosthetics; teeth detrimental to the fit or appearance of dentures
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Cosmetic; teeth of poor appearance, unsuitable for restoration
  • Preparation for radiotherapy to the head and neck area
  • Reduced cost compared to other treatments

Our advice

Rafflesia Dental Surgery will only perform extraction if it is the last resort.


At Rafflesia Dental Surgery, all surgeries are Medisave-claimable. Do drop by for a consultation today!

Why extraction

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become not restorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth are stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.