Are you in need of wisdom tooth extraction and are wondering how much it’s going to cost you? While you probably have an idea how much it costs to have a tooth pulled out, wisdom teeth removal is different as the process tends to be a lot more invasive. Problems with wisdom teeth often show up between the ages of 12 to 25. In some cases, it can occur much later in life and are considerably more difficult to remove than the rest of your teeth
So how much does it cost to have your wisdom teeth removed? Well that depends on the nature and severity of the problem. In this post, we’ll take a good look at the various factors which go into the cost of wisdom tooth extraction. This includes average dental fees in terms of location and experience as well as other expenses required for the procedure – anaesthetics, x-ray, etc.
Types of Extraction performed by wisdom teeth professionals
If you’re lucky, your case of wisdom tooth extraction is fairly minor and no surgery is needed. The wisdom tooth may have erupted and can be pulled out just like the rest of your teeth. A simple wisdom tooth extraction should cost you no more than $225 to $250 per wisdom tooth; just about how much it costs to get a regular tooth pulled.
Impacted soft tissue extraction
In this case, only about half of the wisdom tooth has erupted and will require gum surgery to extract. The gums are then disinfected and sutured back into place. Average cost is around $250 to $400.
Bony impaction removal
Inherently the most complex among the types of wisdom tooth extraction, a bony impaction means that the wisdom teeth is either partially or completely encased inside the jaw bone. The procedure can be very invasive as the dental surgeon would not only have to cut through the gums but remove the bones surrounding the wisdom tooth for extraction. Average cost is around $275 to $500 per wisdom tooth.
Review on wisdom teeth extraction – is it really necessary?
Now at this point you might be hesitant to push through with the extraction considering the cost and how potentially invasive the procedure is. Some may doubt whether it’s actually worth it especially when the symptoms associated with the problem is yet to manifest itself.
Well the rule of thumb about wisdom teeth removal is that the earlier you get it done, the easier it is. Leaving the problem unchecked will lead to infection and other complications such as teeth misalignment as the wisdom tooth becomes even more impacted. It’s best not to wait until you experience symptoms such as severe pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and pockets of cyst around the tooth.
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