How much does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost

How much does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost

The wisdom tooth, also called the 3rd molar, is the last tooth to develop in the dental arch. The beginning of its intraosseous formation is at the age of 9 and at 13 it is already possible to perceive the beginning of the formation of its root. They generally erupt from your gums around the average age of 16-20, but this is different for everyone.

Why does the wisdom tooth hurt?
It is during the root formation process that the tooth “gains strength” to erupt in the mouth, but in most people, there is no space for this tooth to be positioned correctly, with the gum inserted around it and serving for chewing. Thus, around the age of 16, it is possible to visualize the position of these teeth in panoramic radiographs. Some people may have part of it exposed in their mouth, others are not even aware of its presence.

How is wisdom extraction done?
In general, wisdom tooth extraction is one of the simplest surgical procedures (when done by a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery) and completely bearable to be done with the patient awake, without any type of heavy sedation, only with the management of anxiety and the behavioral therapy techniques.

The initial cost of the surgery will depend on the degree of difficulty of the presented teeth, your needs as a patient and the risk for the surgery, which, however great they may be, never outweigh the long-term benefits.

Wisdom removal price
* The average cost for an extraction is around $550 but can be higher depending on your case and if there are any complications. The cost of wisdom tooth extraction depends on the type and position of the tooth; if it is impacted, for example, the surgery could be more expensive.
* If you require any additional procedures before, during, or after the surgery, this could also affect the price.
* Dental insurance can cover up to 80% of the cost of wisdom tooth removal, but that will depend on your coverage.

What kind of dentist can do wisdom tooth removal
Any and all surgery, whether for simple removal of teeth or for the extraction of impacted teeth, requires specialized knowledge and the use of materials and strict biosafety.

Condemned teeth with foci of infection alter planning and demand more from the surgeon. The professional’s knowledge of your health and the degree of difficulty of the surgery as a whole (including whether conscious sedation is actually necessary) is what will dictate the final fair value of your surgery.

What are the benefits
You, as a patient, must understand and question the professional about what will be done, what will be used, what benefits you will get from the procedure in order to realize the value of it for your health as a whole in the short, medium and long term, after all removing the wisdom teeth is just once in a lifetime compared to the gains and savings that will be made with disease prevention.