The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. They normally grow in sets of two on the top and two on the bottom, although some people do not get all four of their wisdom teeth.
When these teeth grow at an angle or don’t come in through the gums, dentists refer to them as impacted wisdom teeth.
Even when the wisdom teeth are not impacted, the mouth has little room or use for them. That is why they need to be removed.
Costs of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Upon hearing that they need to have four wisdom teeth removed, patients typically inquire about pain control and cost.
One of the most common questions that Dr. Vanama of Discovery Dental receives is:
“How much does wisdom tooth extraction cost?”
We have two pieces of good news here. First, this dental procedure costs much less than other types of oral surgery. Secondly, most dental insurance companies provide full or partial coverage for wisdom tooth removal since it is medically necessary.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction cost:
According to the website Cost Helper Health, the average nationwide cost to remove one wisdom tooth in an uncomplicated case ranges from $75-$200. Assuming you need all four wisdom teeth extracted, you can budget for a cost of up to $800. When the wisdom teeth are impacted, the average cost range is $225 to $600 per tooth. You also need to consider additional costs such as nitrous oxide or general anesthesia to help you relax during the procedure. Cost Helper Health states that these can cost up to $90 and $800, respectively.
How to Pay for Your Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
Although Discovery Dental expects payment at the time of service, we offer you several convenient payment options for your wisdom tooth extraction. You may pay by cash, check, major credit card, or a third-party healthcare financing company.
Our office contracts with Care Credit, Springstone, and CITI for patients who don’t have a major credit card or who don’t want to tie up their credit line. We would be happy to provide you with additional information at your consultation.