Has your dentist recommended removing wisdom teeth?
Are you stressed about how much this is going to cost?
While not everyone has wisdom teeth, those who are going to get wisdom teeth removed should do it promptly.
If you are confused about whether you should undergo surgery because of the cost associated with it, contact us at Dental at Joondalup to have your wisdom teeth removed and an affordable price.
Let’s have a look at the cost involved removing wisdom teeth at Dental at Joondalup.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The cost of wisdom tooth extraction usually varies between $150 and $400.
This variance is due to the complexity required of each tooth. Simple wisdom tooth extractions cost between $150 and $250 and more complex ones, which require surgery or even cutting of the tooth and gum, may be more expensive.
The reason for this cost is because this procedure is not easy!
There is a huge amount of experience required for a dentist to be able to independently remove wisdom teeth and they have usually had to practice on hundreds, if not thousands of cases to get efficient at this procedure. At Dental at Joondalup, we also have a lot of specialised equipment that minimizes the risk of nerve trauma and allows for quicker healing.
Consultation fees start from as little as $60, but you will require an x-ray called an OPG, which looks at your wisdom teeth. This cost usually about $100.
Rarely if you have a very complicated extraction you may be asked to get can 3D X-ray done for your wisdom teeth, the cost is between $250 and $400.
Your health insurance will help greatly towards your wisdom teeth for all these services, however, it’s best to discuss with your health insurance what they will cover.
Most dentists will usually quote you just for the extraction procedure, but it is important to make your wisdom teeth removal experience is comfortable. Our estimates and screening will try and cover everything to make your visit comfortable as well.
Let us discuss costs involved with sedation dentistry:
Sedation dentistry involves making you relaxed before getting your procedure done whether it is for wisdom teeth, dental implants, or dental phobia.
Your dentist may prescribe you medications including Lorazepam or Diazepam. These can be bought from the pharmacy.
There is no additional cost with us to have your wisdom teeth removal with oral sedation.
You may choose to have your wisdom teeth removed with IV sedation or Twilight sedation. The cost involved with this will range between $500 and $1500 depending on how long your surgery will take. It is best to get an estimate from your dentist regarding what your needs will be. This is a comfortable procedure that involved you sleeping whilst you get your teeth out.
The last option is something known as a general anesthetic; this is when you’re completely unconscious.
The cost involved with this can vary between $2,000 and $4,000; however, with the right health insurance, a lot of our patients will pay no more than $400, occasionally with certain health insurance, you may not be charged at all for your hospital and GA visit.
The Final Word on Wisdom Teeth Removal Costs
When looking to get wisdom teeth out, it is good to look at your health insurance cover.
To make sure you have a comfortable experience and get your wisdom teeth out before they cause you problems, at Dental at Joondalup we do offer payment plans including AfterPay, or OpenPay.
Call us today on 9301 4088 to discuss your wisdom teeth removal options and get seen by an experienced dentist who has assisted thousands of people in the Joondalup and the northern suburbs of Perth.