Published on July 15, 2021, Updated on May 3, 2024

About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure to extract one or more wisdom teeth. There are a total of four wisdom teeth located at the back corners of the mouth – two at the top and two at the bottom. It is a common surgery that most people may experience at some point in their lives, especially during their early adulthood. These third set of molars often erupt late, and when most of the adult teeth have already come out. Because of that, it can cause a lot of oral health problems as they can be:

  • Partially erupted. This allows the bacteria to enter around the opening and around the tooth which could lead to pain, swelling, and infection.
  • Misaligned eruption. the gums and tissues between the third molar and incoming wisdom tooth may become pinched causing swelling and pain.
  • Angled. When the wisdom tooth grows at an angle, it pushes the neighboring teeth causing pain, and other more severe oral health issues.

Wisdom teeth often come out late, sometime between ages 18 to 24 years old and we suggest removing it at this time. Removing them years later can make extraction more difficult and expensive. The bone and the root will have been fully developed at that time and the extraction will be more complicated and can take a lot of time. How the tooth is extracted and how it comes out will affect the cost of the treatment.

Contents: How much? | Worth it? | Insurance coverage | Appointment | FAQ

How much is wisdom teeth removal?

Cost of wisdom teeth removal can range from per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between per tooth. All 4 wisdom teeth removal typically cost around . A single wisdom tooth extraction cost with General anesthesia sedation varies from .

Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.

The cost of the treatment depends on the complexity of the procedure. If the wisdom teeth grow misaligned or if an older person is the one who will get the treatment, the surgery will take longer and it will be more expensive.

Some surgeons can offer a discount if you want to remove all four of your wisdom teeth at once. You can save up $1000 or more for the entire treatment.

  • Diagnostic costs:
    • Exam – An examination will always be done first
    • Digital Xray – will be required to determine where the decay is located.
  • 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 . On average, Cost for removing all 4 wisdom teeth with general anesthesia sedation is between .

Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.

Is extracting worth it?

Although there is no such thing as cheap wisdom tooth removal that provides high-quality and worry-free treatment, you should not ignore it. We know that the cost can be a problem to some but ignoring the early warning signs of tooth pain or impacted wisdom tooth can lead to more expensive and complicated treatment later on. Remember that an impacted wisdom tooth can never get better on its own.

How to Pay With and Without Insurance?

Removing your wisdom tooth is the best course of action. Here are some ways to get this treatment at discounted rates:

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) pre-tax spending

FSA or Flexible Spending Arrangement is a type of savings account that allows you to contribute a portion of your salary to this account. FSA funds will be used to reimburse for qualified medical and dental expenses. These are often simple to use with a debit card and can be accessed whenever. However, FSA funds will not roll over, so you want to use it all up before the end of the year. You can learn more about FSA’s here.

Health savings accounts (HSA) to pay

HSA is tax-advantaged savings account to help people pay for medical expenses covered under high-deductible insurance plans to save for qualified expenses. Contributions into this account are limited to a maximum each year, but the funds roll over next year. However, you’ll need to have a high-deductible insurance plan to avail of this. Also, contributions are tax-deductible.

Monthly Financing Plans using Care Credit

 

Wisdom tooth extraction cost

Oral Health Center accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, and American Express in Westerville, OH. We also work with third-party finance providers such as CareCredit.

 

FAQ for pricing for third molars removed

What is the cost of having wisdom teeth removed?

The cost of wisdom teeth removal varies, but simple removal can range from per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between 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 from . Schedule an appointment with Dr. Pooja Banga DMD to know how much your treatment will cost.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Extraction Near Me

When choosing a dentist they should be located near where you live or work particularly when trying to save time and money. Expect to have several treatments or follow-up appointments along with your routine visits later; thus, having a dental office close to you can make things more convenient. Additionally, look for someone with experience, expertise, and excellent reviews and the one you’ll be happy working with.

To find out more about our dental office in Westerville at Westerville, Ohio, the insurance providers we work with, and other information. You can also visit our office at Westerville