Our third and fourth molars, or commonly known as the wisdom teeth, are usually the final teeth to go out. These appear from ages 17 up to 25 and how it usually erupts varies for each person. There are cases that the wisdom tooth partially erupts or stay buried beneath the gums.
Wisdom teeth that do not erupt and remain under the gum line are called “impacted wisdom teeth.” Although wisdom teeth may not be impacted, our mouth still does not have free space for them to grow, so it is necessary for them to be removed right away.
You need to visit your dentist right away if you experience the following symptoms:
- Severe pain and face swelling
- Metal-like tastes in mouth
- Fever because of severe infection
What are the prices for wisdom teeth removal?
Pricing depends on how impacted your wisdom teeth are and the type of anesthetic to be used. Prices may range from $75 to $200 per tooth using a local anesthetic, and $300 to $800 for all four. However, if it needs a more complicated procedure, expect the prices to go up from $225 to $600. With general anesthetic, you can expect to add another $250 all the way up to $800 to the total price of the whole procedure.
Some dental insurance companies may cover up to half of the cost of the whole procedure. Usually, it varies on the type of coverage the insurer is covered and policy, so it is necessary to call your insurance company or you also have the option to ask the dental office receptionist to look further on what type/s of treatment does your insurance usually cover.
Here at Discovery Dental, although we expect payment during the time service was rendered, we can offer a different type of payment option for your tight budget. You can pay us via credit card, cash or check, or even a third-party healthcare financing company like Care Credit. You can also inquire about our in house dental plan – Choice Dental Plan to make treatments more affordable for you. We will be more than happy to assist you with additional information during your consultation.