But to understand what it is that you are paying for, we’ve put together a list to help you understand the factors behind the price.
Dentistry is no different to any other trade in that like other goods and services businesses, each dentist sets their own pricing structure. Although there are guidelines set by the Australian Dentist Association on what to charge, each dentist will set their price as they see fit. There will be dentists who will naturally charge more than others but there will also be dentists who are more cost-effective.
Type of Extraction
If the wisdom tooth extraction is complicated you should expect that the cost will be more than if the procedure was simple and straightforward. This is because not only will it take longer, but there may be other unforeseen potential complications that will need to be addressed. So in a nutshell, you can expect to pay more if the extraction is a sectional or surgical extraction. If it is a surgical extraction it may also cost more if surgical extraction requires bone removal and splitting the tooth.
The Oral Surgeon
If you require the expertise of an oral surgeon, you may expect to pay a higher price. Specialists generally charge more due to the complexity of the work involved as they may require x-rays as well as the additional services of an anaesthetist, nurses and the hire of a hospital facility.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance, the amount you pay may be lower as some health funds may cover certain dental items and treatments. We recommend cross checking this with your health fund to ensure you know exactly what will be covered and how much you will be out of pocket if you aren’t.
So if you are looking for the most affordable wisdom teeth removal in Sydney by the best oral surgeon in Sydney, book an appointment with Dr. Pinho and the team at The Wisdom Teeth Professionals on 1800 WISDOM or book online at www.wisdomteethremovalsydney.com.au.