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Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost – What To Expect

by | Oct 19, 2018 | Dental Extractions | 8 comments

Today we’re going to take a look at the factors that contribute to wisdom teeth removal cost and what you can expect to pay if you are going to have your wisdom tooth extracted.

Wisdom teeth are a set of four extra teeth that emerge behind the back molars, usually when we are in our late teens or early twenties. Essentially they are a set of back-up teeth and, before we could cook our food and had to gnaw away at all manner of hard surfaces, would have been quite useful. These days they tend to get in the way more than they benefit people and most people have them removed.

And, even though so many people seem to have phobias about wisdom tooth extraction, most of them go smoothly.

At Dental 266 our dental practitioners are highly experienced at wisdom tooth removal and can assist you with a convenient appointment to ease any anxieties you might have.

What Factors Affect Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

How complex is your case?

burwood wisdom tooth extractionIn your initial consultation your dentist will evaluate your mouth and inspect your wisdom teeth. He or she will be looking to see if the wisdoms are impacted, if there is any infection present or if there are signs of decay.

If your case is straightforward you will probably have the procedure performed in your dentist’s chair. Your gum will be numbed with local anaesthetic so that your dentist can cut into it. Your dentist will extract your tooth after cleaning the area up. Because of the anaesthetic you will probably feel the pressure of the tooth being removed but you should not feel any pain.

If your wisdoms are impacted, or your jaw is too small for the dentist to access he may recommend a general anaesthetic. If you are going to have multiple wisdoms extracted at the same time you may also be given general anaesthetic.

Are you having local or general anaesthetic?

On average you could expect to pay between $150 and $500 per tooth, depending on if you are administered local anaesthetic. Of course, if your wisdoms are removed in a hospital facility and general anaesthetic is administered, the cost will be significantly higher, ranging up to $3000 per tooth.

Are there any complications?

For a lot of people, the wisdom teeth are only given attention when they start to present with problems. If your wisdoms are impacted or have formed cysts, then removing them will be much more complex and costlier.

How many wisdom teeth are you having extracted?

If one wisdom tooth is bothering you it may be worthwhile to have them all removed at once. If your jaw is too small for your wisdom teeth to erupt then the rest are going to give you similar problems in the future. Of course, removing all four at once will add to your total wisdom teeth removal cost.

At Dental 266 we are pleased to offer our patients an affordable wisdom tooth extraction service performed by experienced and skilled professionals.  Have questions about wisdom teeth removal cost? Contact our practice today: 02 9051 0600 .

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8 Comments

  1. Eve Ngabidj

    My lower wisdom tooth is really bothering me now. It’s scraping against the side of my cheek and when I chew on that side I puncture the gum below sometimes as it’s really close. I wanted to have it pulled but I had no clue about the cost. It’s interesting to know from here that it’s not possible to estimate the cost without a dentist taking xrays at the very least. I should get a quote from my dentist then. Thanks for the input.

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  2. Eve Ngabidj

    My lower wisdom tooth is really bothering me now. It’s scraping against the side of my cheek and when I chew on that side I puncture the gum below sometimes as it’s really close. I wanted to have it pulled but I had no clue about the cost. It’s interesting to know from here that it’s not possible to estimate the cost without a dentist taking xrays at the very least. I should get a quote from my dentist then. Thanks for the input.

    Reply
  3. Bianca McGibbon

    My wisdom tooth is bothering me but before I sign up to have it taken out I did some research and landed on this page. I was really surprised to know that the cost of a wisdom tooth removal depends on the complexity that will appear during the procedure. I’m just a working student with no insurance so I think I’d first have to be financially in shape before going for it.

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  4. Bianca McGibbon

    My wisdom tooth is bothering me but before I sign up to have it taken out I did some research and landed on this page. I was really surprised to know that the cost of a wisdom tooth removal depends on the complexity that will appear during the procedure. I’m just a working student with no insurance so I think I’d first have to be financially in shape before going for it.

    Reply
  5. Gabriel Yarnold

    Wow, I’m a bit surprised to know that the cost of removing the wisdom teeth depends on the complexity of the impaction. My wisdom teeth just came out and they’re starting to hurt so I know I need to get them removed. But it’s really hard to say how much money I’ll need then if there are so many factors dictating the price. I should probably see a dentist first. Thanks for this.

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  6. Gabriel Yarnold

    Wow, I’m a bit surprised to know that the cost of removing the wisdom teeth depends on the complexity of the impaction. My wisdom teeth just came out and they’re starting to hurt so I know I need to get them removed. But it’s really hard to say how much money I’ll need then if there are so many factors dictating the price. I should probably see a dentist first. Thanks for this.

    Reply
  7. Taj Eldershaw

    I’m looking to book an appointment regarding wisdom teeth extraction but as early as now, I want to have an idea of the estimated cost. And, from what I see here, less complex wisdom tooth extractions are cheaper than more complicated cases. I have insurance and I just learned they will not cover the procedure. If mine’s a complicated case, is there anything I can do to minimize the costs? I look forward to your reply. Thanks.

    Reply
  8. Taj Eldershaw

    I’m looking to book an appointment regarding wisdom teeth extraction but as early as now, I want to have an idea of the estimated cost. And, from what I see here, less complex wisdom tooth extractions are cheaper than more complicated cases. I have insurance and I just learned they will not cover the procedure. If mine’s a complicated case, is there anything I can do to minimize the costs? I look forward to your reply. Thanks.

    Reply

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