If you have been told that you need wisdom teeth removal, your dental professional has probably already explained that extracting those third molars is a surgical procedure – a bit more serious than the typical simple tooth extraction. What that means is that having that wisdom tooth or teeth removed will also cost a bit more than a simple extraction. That fact often leads patients to ask whether they can use Medisave for wisdom teeth removal costs in Singapore – and the good news is that, within certain limits, they can.
The Medisave scheme in Singapore does allow a Medisave account holder to use funds to pay the cost of approved dental surgery procedures. The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is on that list of Medisave approved procedures, making it possible for Medisave account holders to withdraw funds to pay for these procedures for themselves or their immediate family members – including spouses, children, parents or grandparents. However, the amount that can be deducted from those accounts is governed by Medisave withdrawal limits, which are set for various surgical procedures independently, according to their complexity.