Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost in Santa Ana, CA
The wisdom teeth are the third pair of molars in the back of your mouth. If your wisdom teeth cause pain, grow in crooked places, or cause other oral health problems, you may need to have them extracted. Dr. Linda Pearce DDS at Bay Dental offers wisdom teeth removal at an affordable cost. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 3620 S Bristol St. Suite 307, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
Table of Contents:
What will be the wisdom teeth removal cost without insurance?
Will insurance cover the cost of wisdom teeth removal?
What factors affect how much you’ll pay for wisdom teeth removal?
How can you lower the cost of wisdom tooth removal?
Wisdom tooth extraction costs vary based on the extent and complexity of the procedure. The extraction of wisdom teeth will take longer when they are misaligned or removed later than recommended. There are some oral surgeons who offer discounts when all four wisdom teeth are removed at once.
If you do not have dental insurance, you will be responsible for the entire cost of wisdom tooth extraction. For simple extractions of erupted teeth, you can expect to pay between $200 and $700 per tooth. The average cost of removing an impacted tooth is between $350 and $550, which ranges from $250 to $1,100.
Oral surgeons and dentists often offer packages that remove all four wisdom teeth at once. Four extractions plus sedation cost $1,000 to $1,650 in lower-cost regions, whereas four wisdom teeth removed with general anesthetic costs $1,500 to $2,300 in high-cost regions, and extremely complex cases can cost $2,500 to $3,000.
The cost of your extraction is usually not entirely covered by your dental insurance. Usually, you’ll pay a portion of the bill, and the insurance company will cover the rest.
Your dental insurance policy determines how much you pay. It is likely that you will have to pay 20% of the cost if your wisdom teeth have erupted. If they’re impacted, your insurer probably classifies the procedure as a major procedure. It would be your responsibility to pay half of the bill in that case.
There is also an annual maximum on most dental insurance plans. Therefore, if all four teeth are removed, you may end up paying more than the limit. In this case, you would be responsible for paying 100% of each dollar over your limit.
Kids and teens with Medicaid usually have their wisdom teeth extraction covered.
There are many factors that affect your wisdom teeth removal out-of-pocket costs.
When a tooth has emerged fully from the gum line, it is called an erupted tooth. Since the dentist or oral surgeon has easy access to them, they’re easier to remove. Impacted teeth, on the other hand, are partially or completely lodged under the gums or in the jawbone. In most cases, your surgeon won’t be able to remove your tooth by simply numbing it and pulling it out. To reach the tooth, they may have to give you sedation and make an incision in your gum tissue. The cost of removing impacted teeth increases as more resources, time, and skill are required.
The cost of extractions is determined by the number of teeth being extracted. Therefore, if only one wisdom tooth is bothering you, it’ll cost less than removing all four. There will be a distinction between optional and mandatory teeth according to your dentist.
Local anesthesia is typically used to numb the area around your troublesome teeth during the procedure. Local anesthesia is not the only anesthetic that is used in wisdom teeth removal, for this reason, additional costs may vary.
The cost of wisdom tooth removal tends to increase as you age. Surgery can be more difficult for older adults because their bones are denser. Complex surgeries cost more, so the more complex they are, the more they will cost. The bones in your mouth are softer when you’re a teenager or young adult, so surgery is easier.
As with most dental procedures, the best way to keep costs lower for wisdom tooth removal is to maintain your regularly scheduled dentist appointments to ensure preventive care, positive oral health, and prompt action on erupted wisdom teeth. Maintaining regular dental checkups allows patients to have their wisdom teeth removed quickly and on a timeline that limits complications and additional costs. Check Bay Dental’s website to see if your insurance provider is covered. Bay Dental accepts all PPO and some HMO plans.
Wisdom teeth extraction is available at Bay Dental. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are located at 3620 S Bristol St. Suite 307, Santa Ana, CA 92704. We serve patients from Santa Ana CA, Irvine CA, Garden Grove CA, Westminster CA, Orange CA, Anaheim CA, Lakewood CA, Costa Mesa CA, and South Coast metro areas.
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