Financial Options

We would be happy to assist you in exploring the various financial options open to you to ensure that you are able to afford the best and most optimal treatment and care for your problem.

We are familiar with medical and dental insurance policies and will be able to work with you to meet your needs. In some cases, you may be able to utilise the funds in your Medisave account to defray part of the costs of your treatment.

Initial Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Quite often, surgery can be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • your X-rays, if applicable
  • a list of medications you are presently taking

We recommend that all patients under 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please alert the doctor and/or nursing staff if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc). The safety of your unborn child is our utmost concern. If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, please let us know so that appropriate precautions may be taken.

Pre-Operative Instructions

  • Arrange to have a responsible adult accompany you home after surgery.
  • A medication may be administered through a vein, commonly in the hand or arm depending on your surgery type. Please wear a loose fitting clothing without sleeves, or with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow and low-heeled shoes.
  • Contact lenses, jewellery and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • You should not drive, operate any form of machinery, or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after the procedure.

Post-Operative Instructions

  • After the operation, rest quietly at home. Avoid excessive exercise, stimulants, very hot food and drinks for the rest of the day to minise the risk of postoperative bleeding.
  • A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Bleeding is controlled by biting firmly on a piece of clean folded gauze for 30 minutes. After that, remove the gauze and you may eat or drink. If necessary, repeat with fresh pieces of gauze. Do not rinse your mouth vigorously, or change gauze too frequently as this prevents the blood from clotting. If there is excessive or persistent bleeding, do call the clinic during office hours, or our 24-hour emergency hotline number 65-6535 8833.
  • Should a rash or any other complication develop after taking the medicine prescribed to you, please call the clinic during office hours, or our 24-hour emergency hotline number 65-6535 8833.
  • Clean the site of the operation by rinsing the mouth gently with warm salt water (half a teaspoon of salt in a large glass of water), or using the antiseptic mouthwash provided to you, especially after meals and before going to bed.
  • You may experience some facial swelling or discomfort after the surgery. A small amount of blood may continue to ooze from the wound. This is only temporary and is likely to last only for the first 2 or 3 days after surgery.
  • You should try to limit your diet to soft foods for the first few days after surgery. Eat what you can tolerate and does not give you too much discomfort.
  • Please attend your next review appointment. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic should you require more gauze, medication, or have any questions about the course of recovery from your surgery.