What is the Cost Of Wisdom Teeth Removal?
First off, what is involved when a wisdom tooth needs to be removed? When is the right time to have wisdom teeth removed? What can patients readily expect when it comes to the cost of a single or multiple wisdom teeth removal? We will answer all questions that may pop up when a patient is faced with wisdom tooth removal.
We want to share what normal signs that can appear when wisdom teeth may need to be removed. According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if a patient experiences any changes within the area of a wisdom tooth, such as:
- Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth
- Fluid-filled sacs (cysts)
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Gum disease
- Extensive tooth decay
However, if a patient experiences any pain around any tooth they should call their orthodontist or call for an appointment to have the tooth looked at. It is never safe to self-diagnose a very real problem.
What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Removal)?
Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth that may be causing issues or simply causing overcrowding pain. Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom rows.
If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow (impacted wisdom tooth), resulting in pain, infection, or other dental problems, the probable outcome for a patient is that they will likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.
To prevent potential future problems, some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren’t currently causing problems.
What Type of Cost Can Be Expected?
The typical average cost when it comes to removing wisdom teeth can be anywhere between $75 – $250 per tooth. The impacted wisdom teeth will cost between $200 – $600. Extracting all four wisdom teeth together can cost around $600 – $1,100. Removing just one wisdom tooth, including general anesthesia, will cost about $600 – $1,100.
According to statistical information from 2021, if a patient does not have insurance they can expect to pay around:
- Simple Extraction — $75-$200 (per tooth) $300-$1000 (all four)
- Surgical Extraction (Soft Tissue Impaction) — $225-$600 (per tooth) $800-$1800 (all four teeth)
With insurance, a patient can expect to pay a portion of the total cost, since insurance will pay a certain amount but not the full accounted amount. Insurance companies will cover around 70% of the wisdom removal. But the patient will need to pay out of pocket the remaining amount.
Insurance Accepted at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics:
At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, we are committed to providing each of our patients with access to the resources and payment information you need for a seamless experience with us. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the insurance providers that we currently accept at our orthodontic practice.
Accepted Insurance Providers:
- Aetna PPO & DMO
- All locals
- AMLI Plan B
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Cigna PPO & DHMO
- DC 37
- Delta Care USA
- Delta Dental (All)
- Guardian MDG (Managed Dental Guard)
- Guardian PPO
- United Concordia
- United Health Care
Orthodontic Care Is Available In These Locations
If anyone is needing to visit our orthodontic care center, visit Amazing Smiles Orthodontist with convenient locations in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens, NY. Amazing Smiles honors payment plans such as payment installments, insurance, flexible spending programs, and third-party financing.