Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in South San Jose on Blossom Hill Rd
If you are feeling pain in the jaw, repeated infection, swelling, or bleeding, then you might need a wisdom tooth or teeth removal. Visit NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics for the treatment. We are conveniently located at 1319 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95118. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online.
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What does wisdom teeth removal cost without insurance?
What does wisdom teeth removal cost with insurance?
Why does wisdom teeth removal cost so much?
The wisdom teeth are located at the very back of your mouth. They are also the last teeth to erupt, usually in your late teens or early twenties. Some people have no problems when these teeth come in, while many others encounter infections or impactions.
There are times when the only option to restore oral health is to remove one or more wisdom teeth. There are many things that you may want to know about this procedure, but the most common question concerns the cost. How much does it cost? Well, that depends, but it can be fairly expensive.
The cost of removing wisdom teeth depends on a few factors, most of which deal with the amount of effort that is needed to do the job, where it is being done, and the amount of anesthetic needed. Without insurance, you are responsible for paying all of these costs.
Simple tooth removal will cost anywhere between $75 and $200 for one tooth. If surgery is required, the cost will range from $225 to $1,100 for one wisdom tooth. There are other factors that can increase the cost.
The type of impaction will give an indication of how much the removal will cost. If you have a tooth that is impacted, you may need to see an oral surgeon or specialist. If your wisdom tooth has come through with no problems, then your dentist can probably do that for you.
If a wisdom tooth has not come through the gum tissue, an incision may be needed to extract the tooth, which will complicate things a bit. This may require additional anesthesia and stitches, adding to the cost. Soft tissue impactions can cost up to $850, but the average is closer to $350 per tooth.
A partial bony extraction is when the wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt fully from the jawbone. To extract a partial bony extraction, an incision will need to be made in the soft tissue and an oral surgeon will need to work through the bone covering the tooth. This may require full sedation. The cost of this kind of procedure can be up to $900, with an average of close to $450.
The full bony impaction is the most difficult and the most expensive. This will require the skills of an oral surgeon to get into the tooth and may need to break it up to remove it. The cost can be as high as $1,100, with the average being close to $550.
If you need to have all of the wisdom teeth removed at the same time, the cost of removing each tooth may be reduced.
Dental insurance can be very valuable when needing to remove wisdom teeth. The amount that you will need to pay out of pocket will depend on your insurance plan. Your plan might cover anywhere from 50% to 80% of the total cost. To find out what they will pay, you will need to contact your insurance company to find out what your plan includes and how much they will cover.
You can also talk with your dentist or oral surgeon to see what options may be available to reduce the cost and how to work with your insurance company better. If you need to have more than one tooth removed, you may be able to work with your dentist to get around an annual plan maximum.
The reason that wisdom tooth removal can be so expensive is due to a few factors. The complicated kind of work involved can require more time and precision. They can require higher amounts of anesthesia and recovery time than other teeth. Another factor has to do with the age of the patient. When a person is younger, it is much easier to remove teeth due to the softness of their teeth and tissues.
NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics has a team of dental specialists who can remove wisdom teeth if you need that done. We are conveniently located at 1319 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95118. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from San Jose CA, Los Gatos CA, Campbell CA, Santa Clara CA, Cupertino CA, Sunnyvale CA, Saratoga CA, and Mountain View CA.