About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are a common type of oral surgery that most adults will encounter at some time during their early adulthood. These third set of molars come out when all the adult teeth have erupted and it can usually cause problems as these teeth can come out:
- Partially erupted – this lets the bacteria enter around the opening of the tooth which can lead to pain, swelling, and infection.
- Misaligned eruption – the gums and tissues between the incoming wisdom tooth and the last molar can become pinches which can cause pain and swelling.
- Angled – when the wisdom tooth grows at an angle, it pushes all the other teeth which can cause pain and a more severe dental issue in the future.
Wisdom tooth normally comes out between ages 18 and 24 and it is advisable to have it removed at that time. Removing it years later can make tooth extraction costly and more difficult. The bone and root will have fully developed as time passes. How it comes out and when they are removed affects the cost of the treatment. Schedule an appointment for more information.
How much is wisdom teeth removal?
Cost of wisdom teeth removal can range from $75 to $250 per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between $200 - $600 per tooth. All 4 wisdom teeth removal typically cost around $300 to $1000. A single wisdom tooth extraction cost with General anesthesia sedation varies from $600 - $1100.
Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.
The cost is determined by the complexity of the patient’s case. If the wisdom tooth grows misaligned or when it is extracted from an older person, the cost will be higher and the surgery will take longer.
Some oral surgeons will offer discounts when removing all four wisdom teeth in one treatment session. You can save more than $1,000 for the entire procedure compared to getting it removed one at a time.
Additional costs include:
- Diagnostic costs:
- Exam – An examination will always be done first
- Digital X Ray – will be required to determine where the decay is located; these are typically between $60–150
- Treatment options – These can include a local anesthesia, and extra fees that may arise from an emergency or after-hours appointment.
- Aftercare – This would include a prescription, if necessary, and perhaps gauze or ice packs.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost with general anesthesia sedation?
Cost of wisdom teeth removal with general anesthesia sedation can vary from $600 - $1100. On average, Cost for removing all 4 wisdom teeth with general anesthesia sedation is between $1500 to $2200.
Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.
Is extracting worth it?
With this treatment, you get what you paid for. This is why expect low-quality work with cheap wisdom teeth removal. If you cannot pay for your treatment, do not ignore it altogether. Ignoring the early warning signs of an impacted wisdom tooth or tooth pain will only lead to more expensive treatment later on. Remember that an impacted wisdom tooth never gets better on its own.
How to Pay With and Without Insurance?
Having the tooth removed is the best course of action. If you are worried about the cost of your treatment, we suggest the ways below to make your payments lighter.
Your Insurance Coverage and your Dentist
Wisdom teeth removal cost with insurance is the best way to pay for this procedure, at least part of the cost. The policies of insurance companies differ, and some do not cover the cost of extraction unless it is partially or completely impacted since it can lead to infection or permanent damage if not removed. However, if it is not impacted some policies won’t pay for its removal. Ask your insurer to see if your case is covered.
Newport Smiles is insurance-friendly and accepts HMO and PPO. We can help you get the most out of your insurance by checking your benefits, filing insurance claims on your behalf, and get the benefits that you deserve.
Government Run Programs
Unfortunately, Medicare cannot pay for dental care procedures. It will pay for emergency inpatient hospital care if there is a dental emergency, but not the dental care itself. Check your coverage and review thoroughly to be sure.
Flexible spending accounts (FSA) pre-tax spending
FSA or Flexible Spending Arrangement will deduct a set amount of pre-tax money out of your salary then set it aside to this account. You can use the accumulated funds to pay for healthcare costs. FSAs are only available through the employer offering such an option, but many employee packages today include FSA. These are easy to use and you can either withdraw the funds via the provided debit card or have the cost of your treatment reimbursed. Keep in mind that funds in FSA will not roll over to the next year. You can learn more about FSA’s here.
Health savings accounts (HSA) to pay less tax
HSA is a government-regulated savings account that lets you set aside pretax income to cover healthcare costs not paid by your insurance. HSA works similarly to FSA but you need to have a high-deductible insurance premium to avail of this. Also, funds can roll over next year.
Find out more about HSA’s.
Dental school treatments within your budget
Check out the dental schools in your area as they may offer low cost wisdom teeth removal. Those that do will have a student perform your wisdom teeth removal as a part of their practicum. Don’t worry because these dental schools will have board-certified dentists nearby to ensure quality work.
In House Monthly Financing Plans
Most dentists understand that not all patients can afford the needed treatment. In such a case, most of them skip the treatment altogether. This is not a good practice as it can lead to more expensive treatment in the future. We don’t want that to happen to our patients which is why we offer affordable options or assistance in paying for your wisdom teeth removal.
Newport Beach, Wisdom tooth extraction cost
Newport Smiles accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, and American Express in Newport Beach, CA. We also work with outside finance providers like: CareCredit, GreenSkyCredit, and the Lending Club. Best yet, we have our own in-house payment plan with 0% interest, allowing you to get the care you need without having to pay for it all at once or worrying about a heavy wisdom teeth removal cost without insurance.
FAQ for pricing for third molars removed
What is the cost of having wisdom teeth removed?
The cost of wisdom teeth removal can range from $75 to $250 per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between $200 - $600 per tooth. The good news is that most dental insurance plans cover Wisdom Teeth Extraction General Dentistry.
How much does it cost to remove all 4 teeth?
The average cost of removing all 4 wisdom teeth can vary. The cost can range from $300 to $1000. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Aarti Puri DDS to know how much your treatment will cost.
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Extraction Near Me
When choosing a dentist near where you live or work you can save a lot of money going to and from dental appointments. Having a dental office nearby makes things easier and more convenient. Additionally, look for specialists with excellent reviews in wisdom teeth removal and the one you’ll be comfortable working with. To find out more about our office at Newport Beach, California, the insurance providers we work with and other information. Meet our dentist Dr. Aarti Puri DDS.