Several conditions can cause children to need a tooth extraction: damaged, loose, or chipped teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, tooth decay, gum disease and more. For families that need urgent care, but don’t have insurance, what are the costs of tooth extraction services?
3 Types of Tooth Extraction and Costs without Insurance
Many families aren’t prepared for the cost of tooth extraction. Kool Smiles offers professional, quality services to children needing affordable care. The typical price of tooth extraction depends on the type of care needed and several other factors.
1. Non-Surgical Removal
For a tooth that has been loose from the gum due to a facial injury or bump, surgery may not be required. Typical costs for non-surgical extraction are $75–$300 for each tooth.
Emergency and weekend services can generally run much more, but many Kool Smiles offices have Saturday hours to ensure care is available when your child needs it.
2. Surgical Removal
For more severe cases of tooth extraction—perhaps ones involving a bacterial infection or severe decay—the national average cost is around $150–$650 or more, depending on whether your child needs local anesthesia or nitrous oxide to dull the pain.
For teeth that have been partially impacted, the price ends up costing more. Averages of partial bony extraction without insurance are around $334.
3. Wisdom Tooth Removal
Over time, a wisdom tooth can impact your other teeth, causing discomfort, pain, and risk of infection. Kool Smiles suggests taking an x-ray at your child’s next dental visit if you suspect his or her wisdom tooth is growing in sideways. Wisdom tooth extraction can cost $75–$200 per tooth for a simple extraction; $225–$600 per impacted tooth; and $1,000–$3,000 to remove all four at once.
Please consult your dentist at the first sign of pain, or if you suspect your tooth needs to be pulled.
Affordable Dental Care Options with Kool Smiles
The kid-friendly dentists at Kool Smiles accept cash, credit cards, and CareCredit, which helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses without insurance. CareCredit can be used repeatedly—in fact, we can help you sign up for the program when you visit our offices.
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