- Category: Oral Surgery
Impacted wisdom teeth can become problematic, painful and need to be removed via a minor and fairly common oral surgery. clinic in offers sedation dentistry for patients undergoing wisdom teeth extractions.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin developing around the age of 10 and surface anywhere from adolescence to a patient’s twenties. Many times the wisdom teeth become impacted against neighboring teeth, preventing their emergence.
In some cases if wisdom teeth are not removed, teeth can often shift due to lack of space and patients may experience jaw pain and even normal sinus dysfunction. Consult name if wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.
Wisdom Teeth Diagnosis
name ( Dentist) will be able to determine whether or not you are a candidate for wisdom teeth removal during your dental examination. Today with the help of technology, name ( Dentist) can best diagnose the need for extraction with the use of panoramic and digital X-rays as well as identifying the tooth’s anatomy and its surrounding structures and how best to take on the procedure if required.
Dentists today recommend extracting potentially problematic wisdom teeth by the age of 18 as complications with the procedure increases as we age. For example, patients over the age of 35 would be at a higher risk that a younger candidate. Patients over the age of 50 experience even greater complications. As we age, the bone becomes fused to the teeth making them harder to extract and also risks numbness to the extraction site.
Wisdom Teeth Procedure
Extracting wisdom teeth before eruption requires a skillful surgical procedure and is performed many times by an oral surgeon or qualified dentist. In many cases, patients prefer to be heavily sedated or asleep during the procedure. Ask name if sedation dentistry is an available option for you. For more information please see our page on sedation dentistry.
Factors affecting wisdom tooth removal costs:
- The dentist’s location
- The dentist’s experience
- The extent of the procedure
- Your dental insurance coverage
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
The cost of wisdom teeth extraction can range anywhere from $150-$350 per tooth not including the cost of sedation, X-rays, and/or possible oral surgical necessities. Another factor influencing the cost of removal is the wisdom tooth’s proximity along with the adjacent nerves and teeth. For this reason, the costs associated with impacted wisdom teeth are notably higher than those of already surfaced wisdom teeth. However, depending on your dental insurance, some companies provide 15 percent compensation or may even absorb up to 50 percent off the total cost of the procedure.