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Hi I brush my teeth very regularly and I use mouth wash alot as well but my two wisdom teeth on the bottom both got cavities in them and are progressively getting worse.. So im thinking ok so I need to get them pulled. They are both all the way in so I am wondering, with no insurance what is this going to cost me per tooth to get them pulled. And is it considered a root canal or called a tooth extraction or what is it because I am looking into getting some dental insurance so im looking for the best fit.. Thank you in advance!!!
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First Helper desi_dhakan
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replied February 5th, 2005
Active User, very eHealthy
You are looking at about 600 dollars in surgery without general anestesia. With the added sleep you can figure 1500 dollars. If you can hang on or come up with a payment plan where you pay for the anesthesia first and then slowly pay for the tooth extractions. That is how I would recommend doing it. I would also take the chance to get all 4 out while under the anesthesia!

Note: I am terrified of the dentist and pay for general anesthesia for even regular root canals! It is something the good ole us navy did to me. They were basically standing on my chest to get 1/2 of one wisdom tooth out and the nerve blocks done on the inferior alveoler (bottom jaw nerve) do not work on me for what ever reason and I was transported from boone naval medical/dental clinic to portsmouth naval medical hospital by ambulance to have the other 3 1/2 wisdoms done under full general anesthesia. I spen 2 days in the hospital and it could have all be eliviated had they listened to me and put me to sleep to begin with.

I totally believe you need to have your wisdoms extraced but I also believe you sould do everything you can to be knocked out. :)
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replied May 12th, 2005
I Have to Disagree With Tamadrummer
Fortunately in recent month me and my spouse have had to visit dental specialist.
Today I went to a oral surgeon to have all my wisdom teeth remove and two of them were impacted with one of them a bony vertical impaction. I have insurance which is not very helpful for major work.
It was an extremely painless, 0 trauma work. I have been extremely satisifed with everything.
I was given iv (general anesthesia). Even the iv didn't hurt, becuase thay had some spray which made my skin so cold I couldn't feel the needle being inserted in me. I have absoltely no recollection of what was done. Infact immediate after that I went to costco to pick up prescription and I don't remember things I did or said. Between the time of start of iv and my first slee, I remember very little things.
Without insurance the whole thing costed me $950., with 20% discount for dentalselect insurance $740, if they accept it.
Plus thge medication prescribed lortab, which makes the post surgical time painless and better.
Remember after removal, eat extremely soft foods, without chewing, if you have to use front teeth. Do not suck, if you have stitches it hurts (i did that once by mistake). No eating hot foods, use some ice packs regularly and don't gargle (swish rinse). Do this you might end up with a dry socket, whcih can be very painful. I am hoping I won't have one.

If you want to know, I went to smoot center (dr. Smoot oral surgeon). I don;t have price estimates in florida. But I would recommdn going to roal surgeon, because they specialize in this stuff. If he/she is a good doctor, they will call for an initial exam, check you panoramic x-rays, give you special insructions and documentation and give you an estimate.

I had a very pleasant experience with it. I am a student, it costed with close to $800, it is worth every penny I spent. Removal of wisdom teeth does not have to be a traumatic experience, especially now a days.
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replied May 20th, 2005
Am I Getting Ripped Off?
I'm getting all 4 wisdom teeth pulled out.

The top 2 are simple extractions
1 of the bottom ones is a "surgical extraction".
The last one is partially impacted.

I am just doing local anesthesia.

The total price is $900. Ins. Is covering half.


I live in a small city where the cost of living is about average compared to other mid-sized metro areas.

Am I getting ripped off or does this price sound about right?

I'm going to law school in the fall and am desperately trying to save money for the move. $450 out of pocket isn't helping the cause but I know it needs to be done before I go to school. I just want to make sure i'm not paying more than I have to.

Thx!
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replied May 20th, 2005
Extremely eHealthy
If you have a university which includes a school of dental surgery in your area, you may be able to have it done there at minimal cost. That's how I had mine done many years ago. All four were impacted, but I had it done under local anasthetic -- but that is surgical local, not ordinary dental local. I didn't feel a thing. They also gave me a shot of valium because I was extremely nervous. I guess it was a final year dental surgeon student or something who did it, but he was totally competent, and I didn't even have any swelling after the surgery. I took two days off, because I was on painkillers, and when I went back to classes no one believed i'd just had all my wisdom teeth out.
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replied June 30th, 2005
Sounds Like You Need Extractions
If the teeth can be pulled out - as apposed to cut out - then it's a job anybody with a shot of novicain and the right tool can do. Any dental student could do it. They just grab it with this plier-like tool and wiggle it until it comes out.
I don't know anything about the whole surgical thing, why they do it, etc, except I know they remove it surgically when it hasn't grown in. I don't know why else they would do it surgically.
Go and get an exame at your local dental school and at least they can tell you there what you need.
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replied January 24th, 2006
I just had all 12 teeth cut out and some pulled out with a full upper and lower denture made here in nc and it only costed me 1645.00 and thats without insurance he only charges 75 per tooth to pull them and 100.00 to cut them out.
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replied April 4th, 2014
Hello hourlove2003, I was wondering where you got your teeth removed in NC. What doctor and city? Hope to hear back from you. Thank you
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replied January 30th, 2006
I got my tooth extracted, it cost 250.00 dollars, a hundred forx rays and 150 for the extraction, the best money spent! I had to teeth that hurt but only one was bad they called it referred pain.
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replied February 20th, 2006
Need Info From Hourlove2003
Hourlove2003, how can I get in contact with your dentist???
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replied March 9th, 2007
Re: Need Wisdom Teeth Pulled No Insurance!!!!!
funspankme wrote:
Hi I brush my teeth very regularly and I use mouth wash alot as well but my two wisdom teeth on the bottom both got cavities in them and are progressively getting worse.. So im thinking ok so I need to get them pulled. They are both all the way in so I am wondering, with no insurance what is this going to cost me per tooth to get them pulled. And is it considered a root canal or called a tooth extraction or what is it because I am looking into getting some dental insurance so im looking for the best fit.. Thank you in advance!!!
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replied April 29th, 2009
Wisdom Teeth
I have impacted wisdom teeth and they are killing me and my mouth is swelling. I have no insurance. I have no clue where to go. I am also a rather broke college student. Can anyone PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks =)
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replied December 15th, 2009
Wisdom Tooths
ok i need my wisdom tooths pulled out and most of them are extracted and one is a surgical and my dental office is charging me $2700.00 and the insurance is paying 70% am i getting ripped off should i find a different dental office?
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replied December 29th, 2009
I am not sure I understand why it is cost so much but to have your wisdom tooth pulled. I had the same problem and I did not have any insurance at the time so a friend suggested Do the math yourself and see what happens. It cost me less than $250.00 and covered a lot more.
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replied October 11th, 2011
Wisdom tooth extraction price in Ohio
My student dental insurance did not cover anything. But when I spoke to my dental office, they ended up giving me a 10% discount because I was paying cash.

I had one wisdom tooth pulled (that was the only one I had) about 3 months ago. It was impacted, partially buried in jaw bone, covered with soft tissue (gum). Novocain with laughing gas instead of general anesthesia, because I am deathly afraid of IV. Oral surgeon used a panoramic X-ray from 3 yrs ago, which saved me some money. I went to a local Meijer for antibiotics, and they were free.

Total cost was: $66 for consultation, $450 for tooth extraction. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I heard that the cost of wisdom teeth removal depends on how difficult it is to take them out. For example, if they are fully buried in your jaw bone, it will be more expensive. If those teeth are fully erupted, it may be much cheaper since your oral surgeon does not have to cut gums & jaw bone.

Anyway, it didn't hurt much. A couple of days after the surgery, I had a headache and nausea. Within a week, I was eating just fine despite looking like a bruised chipmunk.
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