What is dental abscess incision and drainage?

Dental abscesses are an infection of the tooth which results in a pocket of pus. Dental abscess incision and drainage refers to the drainage of pus through an incision into the abscess of the affected tooth.

Why do you need dental abscess incision and drainage?

Dental abscess incision and drainage is necessary in order to prevent worsening of the infection, to help you reduce and manage your pain, and to help the affected tooth to better heal. You may experience the following symptoms when you have a dental abscess:

  • Tenderness of your tooth and surrounding area
  • Intense, throbbing pain
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Fever
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing

What can you expect when undergoing dental abscess incision and drainage?

During Dental Abscess Incision and Drainage

You will likely be under local anesthesia. Your dentist will make an incision into the abscess of the affected tooth, or drill a hole into the pulp chamber, and drain the pus. Antibiotics and painkillers will be prescribed to help reduce the infection and manage the pain.

Once the infection has subsided, you may be offered the option of saving the tooth through root canal treatment

After Dental Abscess Incision and Drainage

You will need to consume soft foods and avoid hard foods that could get stuck in the affected tooth site or that could dislodge the drain. Do avoid hot foods too as that could promote bleeding. 

You can apply a warm compress to the outside of your face and gently massage it – this will help the infection drain and promote healing. You can sleep with your head elevated to help reduce swelling.

Why choose Novena Surgery for dental abscess incision and drainage?

Doctors who choose to perform dental abscess incision and drainge at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo dental abscess incision and drainage in Novena Surgery but I do not have a dentist in mind yet.

This list consists of dentists who commonly perform dental abscess incision and drainage at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a dentist from the list.

Name of DentistName of Dental ClinicDental Clinic AddressDental Clinic Opening Hours
Dr Clement LyeWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Janice WuAshford Dental Centre215 Upper Thomson Rd,
Thomson Ridge, Singapore 574349
Mon – Fri: 9 AM to 9 PM
Sat & Sun: 9 AM to 6 PM
Dr Terry TeoTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874
MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Aidan YeoThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Yean SzeKids Dental WorldMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-33, Singapore 329563
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Justine LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Jing JingPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ng Chee HonOral Maxillofacial & Implant Clinic (OMIC)Royal Square Medical Centre 101 Irrawaddy Road, #11-04 Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Winston TanWinston Tan Oral Maxillofacial Surgery38 Irrawaddy Road, #11-43/44/45/46, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Tong Huei JinnPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr David LimPetite Smiles Children’s Dental Clinic10 Sinaran Drive, #11-18 Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Md Badrun NafisQ&M Dental Group238 Thomson Road #02-47
Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Nicole Ann LeeAn Dental ClinicInternational Building (Next to Lido)
360 Orchard Road #03-06/07, Singapore 238869
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Toh Siew LuanThomson Dental Centre#07-08/16-19, Novena Specialist Centre, 8 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Swati KapilaGPA Dentalcare & GPA Centre For Dentistry101 Thomson Road, #01-96 to 99, United Square, Singapore 3075919am to 8pm (Monday and Thursday)

9pm to 9pm (Tuesday and Wednesday)

9am to 6pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Dr Andrew OwAOMF Surgery101 Irrawaddy Rd, #10-09 Royal Square At Novena, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Mohamed ShafiqQ & M Dental Centre180 Kitchener Road #B1 – 13 / 14 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sun: 9:00am to 8:00pm
Dr Tabitha ChngMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Samintharaj KumarNuffield Dental Jewel05-01, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238880Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Pauline LeeMy First Dentist  – Paediatric Specialist101 Irrawaddy Road, #10-07, Royal Square Medical Centre, Singapore 329565Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Yong Loong TeeTP DentalThe Penthouse, 391B Orchard Road, #26-01, Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874MON – FRI: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
SAT: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
SUN & PH: 9:30AM – 1:00PM
Dr Jovena ChanMy Little Teeth Children’s Dental ClinicLucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Rd, #05-52, Singapore 238863Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Ong Teng SinARKIDENTAL1 Kim Seng Promenade, #03-123 Great World, Singapore 237994Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Eric LyeThe Oral Maxillofacial Practice38 Irrawaddy Road, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, #11-55/56, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Serena Yu BerthelsenCluny Court Family Dental – Paediatric Dentist501 Bukit Timah Rd, #02-18 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760Monday to Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dr Debbie HongSpecialist Oral Surgeons6 Napier Road #07-17
Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Dr Juliet TayThe Implant and Oral Surgery Centre (IOSC)10 Sinaran Dr, #11-25/26, Singapore 307506Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed