How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

When your child experiences problems or pain with his or her wisdom teeth, a removal surgery may be necessary. There are many factors that affect the cost of treatment, including what type of anesthetic is used and if your insurance will help. Knowing these factors can help you prepare for the cost.

At Kool Smiles, we can answer any questions about the cost of wisdom teeth removal, with or without insurance.  Call us today to schedule an appointment!

How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost? 

A single wisdom tooth removal can cost as little as $99 per tooth if it is a simple, straight-forward removal. Wisdom teeth that are impacted (stuck in the jaw) can cost between $230 and $340 because they are more difficult to remove.

Anesthesia, X-rays, and prescriptions for additional medication can add to the overall cost of a wisdom teeth removal bill. 

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used? 

Wisdom teeth removal cost also depends on which type of anesthesia the dentist uses to remove your child’s teeth:

  • Local anesthesia. The surgeon just numbs the area of concern. Your child stays awake for the procedure but won’t feel anything around the area that’s being treated.
  • General anesthesia. The surgeon puts your child completely under so that he or she is asleep during the procedure. 

Your kid’s dental health professional will discuss which type of anesthesia is the right choice for your kid’s situation. The dental care provider will also be able to give you instructions for after care and how to help your child recover from the surgery.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal? 

Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of wisdom teeth removal, but it’s a good idea to check with your provider to make certain. 

Find a Dentist for Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removal

When your kid needs wisdom teeth removal surgery, Kool Smiles can help. We are a kid-friendly dentistry that offers a wide variety of services, like wisdom teeth removal and orthodontics, at affordable prices. 

We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicaid, SCHIP, and Tricare as well as several state-specific health insurance providers. Cash and credit cards are always accepted, and we can help you set up a CareCredit plan at one of our locations as well.

To set up a wisdom teeth consultation, or to discuss the cost of treatment, make an appointment at one of our 120 locations. We’re always accepting new patients, and we’ll be happy to help your children get the treatment they need!  Call us today to schedule your wisdom teeth removal procedure!

———-

Source:

WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/wisdom-teeth?page=4#1