Wisdom teeth can cause a range of problems, requiring surgical extraction. Whether they’re growing in at an awkward angle or showing signs of impaction, it’s not a procedure to put off. While the cost of wisdom teeth removal may seem steep, the cost of not removing them may be far greater down the line, as extractions get more complicated (and expensive) as you get older.
At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery in Bucks County, our patients are often concerned that wisdom tooth removal cost is out of reach. Fortunately, we offer a number of ways to keep the cost of wisdom tooth removal as accessible as possible.
How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth?
The cost of surgery will be influenced by a number of factors, and because every patient is unique, there is no “average cost” of wisdom tooth removal. The final cost for the procedure will hinge upon:
- If your wisdom teeth are impacted
- How many wisdom teeth are being removed
- The type of anesthesia or sedation used
- The cost of dental X-rays and CT scans
- The type of dental or medical insurance you carry
- Your geographic location
- Post-operative prescription medications
How the wisdom teeth are erupting, and when they are removed will affect the overall cost of the procedure. Extractions are much more difficult and painful the older you are, which is why most people have the surgery as a teen or young adult (between the ages of 17-25).
Insurance may cover part of the cost
Many types of dental and medical insurance will cover a portion of your wisdom tooth removal if it is deemed medically necessary. Wisdom teeth that are misaligned or erupt abnormally can cause serious pain and damage other teeth, making this a requisite and not ‘elective’ surgery. Some insurance plans may cover 25% of the bill, while others may pay for half or more of the entire procedure. Our staff can work with your insurance carrier to determine your level of coverage and ensure you get the maximum benefits allowed.
Financing your wisdom teeth removal cost
At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, patient health is our top priority, which is why we feature flexible payment plans through financing partners like Lending Club and Care Credit. We believe that cost should never get in the way of your oral health, and for many people, wisdom tooth removal is a necessary procedure.
We also accept all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
If you need more information about financing your wisdom tooth removal, our helpful staff are happy to explain the options available.
Wisdom teeth pain & other symptoms
Impacted wisdom teeth are one of the major reasons for extraction. If you are experiencing pain, redness, and swelling around the site of your third molars, it’s time to make a dental appointment. Partially erupted wisdom teeth may become infected, causing jaw pain, stiffness, and a host of other complications.
Affordable wisdom tooth extraction in Bucks County
Have more questions about the cost of removing wisdom teeth, or what to expect from the procedure? Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery is a quick phone call away, or you can stop by one of our two office locations in Feasterville and Newtown, PA.
- WebMD, How much does wisdom teeth extraction cost? https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/qa/how-much-does-wisdom-teeth-extraction-cost
- Health Tuition, Wisdom teeth removal (Extraction): Procedure, Cost, Risks and Recover https://www.healthtuition.com/wisdom-teeth-removal/