What You Can Expect to Pay
For a straightforward extraction the average cost is between $130 and $200 per tooth. A general dentist at their dental clinic can carry out this basic type of wisdom teeth removal. A more complex procedure can cost around $295 to $400 per tooth. This cost includes local anaesthetic and can’t be performed by a general dentist. They will have specialised wisdom tooth removal training to perform this procedure. In some cases you are required to have sedatives or general anaesthesia during the process and require an oral surgeon. In this scenario you can expect to pay from $1500 up to $3000.
Dental Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance check what you are covered for when it comes to dental health. Find a provider under your insurance scheme as they can determine the fees that your dentist charges you for wisdom tooth removal. This greatly reduces your out of pocket expenses. However, you should read through your policy, as this is not always the case. Some health insurance providers let the dentists charge what they like for complex procedures and can only control the costs of simple dental work.
Just like with most things it pays to shop around. The charges vary so much as there are no regulations on the costing for dental work. Shop around for a reputable dentist or oral surgeon and get the best price. You’ll be surprised how much the quotes can vary by. Where you are based will also have an impact. Costs vary from state to state and from city to rural regions. It depends on competition and resources so if you can get to the city you’ll ultimately pay less. Look for specials or payment plans to make it a more affordable procedure.
Complexity of the Extraction
How much you will pay will ultimately depend on how complicated the procedure is going to be. If you look for a wisdom tooth removal specialist they can often offer you a better price than if you went through your dentist. There are plenty around and a simple web search will give you a number of listings you can try. If you can, try and get them removed sooner rather than later as this may reduce the complexity of your case and the costs involved.
Dr Paulo Pinho at Widsom Teeth Professionals Sydney has extensive training in oral surgery, including the removal of wisdom teeth. Dr Pinho also has developed a great protocol to prevent and treat dry sockets. To learn more, call Dr Paulo Pinho at Wisdom Teeth Professionals in Sydney on 1300 217 858.
The information contained in this article is intended to give you general information and it is not intended to replace professional medical advice.