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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 tooth extraction services but don’t have insurance, it can be difficult to find out how much you’ll have to pay for this procedure.
At Kool Smiles, our kid-friendly dentists are here to help you get quality dental care at the most affordable price. Call us today at 254-781-0553 to schedule a no-cost consultation or talk to one of our professional staff members about the cost of tooth extraction without insurance.
Many families aren’t prepared for the cost of tooth extraction, which can get expensive if the need for a tooth removal procedure pops-up unexpectedly. The typical price of tooth extraction depends on the type of care needed and several other factors.
For a tooth that has been loosened 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. A non-surgical extraction may also be necessary for baby teeth that need to be removed. This is sometimes the case when adult teeth need to properly breakthrough the gumline, but don’t have the space to do so.
Emergency and weekend services generally have much higher costs, but many Kool Smiles offices have Saturday hours to ensure care is available when your child needs it.
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 will likely cost more. Partial bony extraction without insurance averages around $334.
Over time, a wisdom tooth can impact your child’s 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 their wisdom tooth is growing sideways. Wisdom tooth extraction can cost $75–$200 per tooth for a simple extraction; $225–$600 if the tooth is impacted; 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 child’s tooth needs to be pulled.
Before you bring your child to Kool Smiles to have a tooth extracted, you can expect that your dentist will take X-rays to get the full view of your mouth and jaw structure. This will help your dentist evaluate a few important factors before deciding to remove the tooth, such as:
Make sure that you disclose any important information with your dentist about medical history. For example: current illnesses, infections, weakened immune systems, and any other pre-existing conditions or medications should be disclosed fully before you undergo a tooth extraction procedure.
Also, make sure to follow any other instructions from your dentist in preparation for your tooth removal. If your child is scheduled for a wisdom tooth removal, most dentists recommend that patients do not consume any food or drink for at least 8–12 hours before surgery.
When you and your child arrive for a tooth extraction, the oral surgeon will first describe the next steps in detail and prepare your child for anesthesia. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area.
For a simple tooth extraction, a general dentist can perform the procedure since the tooth is visible and no surgical prep is needed to extract the tooth. A tooth removal procedure that requires surgery, like a wisdom tooth extraction, may require intravenous sedation on top of local anesthetic.
Once a tooth has been surgically removed, a typical timeline for the healing process looks like this:
If you have concerns or feel as though your tooth extraction site is not healing as it should, contact your oral care specialist immediately.
After a tooth extraction, it’s common to experience some pain or discomfort. Your dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe medications that will help ease these sensations, which will subside on their own within the first day or two after the procedure.
Here’s what to expect after tooth removal and some helpful tips on how to take proper care of the extraction site:
The kid-friendly dentists at Kool Smiles accept cash, credit cards and CareCredit, which helps you pay for healthcare expenses without insurance. We can help you sign up for the CareCredit when you visit our offices.
Furthermore, our no-cost consultations can help identify issues that go beyond your tooth extraction.
Find a Kool Smiles dentist near you or call 254-781-0553 for more information about tooth extraction payment options for your child.
Cost Helper: http://health.costhelper.com/tooth-extraction.html
Very Well Health: https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-prepare-for-oral-surgery-1059320
Medical News Today: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321657.php
Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/symptoms-causes/syc-20354376
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