An oral surgeon may be needed for complicated wisdom tooth cases

Wisdom tooth removal is mostly done by general dentists or a dental specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, though some other dental specialists may also carry out the procedure.
Wisdom tooth removal is mostly done by general dentists or a dental specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, though some other dental specialists may also carry out the procedure.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A botched wisdom tooth removal is not commonly heard of but it can kill taste, sensation in the mouth and even affect speech, say experts.

Last week, a former head chef whose taste buds were compromised following a botched wisdom tooth extraction was awarded $105,000 for job loss, pain and suffering.

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