Wisdom teeth surgery is not uncommon. They develop at the age of ten years but only start to surface during adolescence. In some cases, wisdom teeth may become impacted and this prevents them from surfacing properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can become painful and they may lead to the development of other oral problems. An impacted wisdom tooth can lead to jaw pain, shifting of the surrounding teeth and interruptions to normal sinus functioning. For this reason, it is often recommended that they are often removed through minor oral surgery.
Impacted wisdom tooth extraction is more challenging than a simple tooth extraction. While some general dentists may possess the skills required to extract impacted teeth, the majority of individuals will be required to make use of the expert services of an oral surgeon. Many people choose to be sedated or under general anesthesia while they are having their teeth removed. For this reason, a dentist performing a wisdom teeth removal is required to possess the equipment and expertise necessary to provide general anesthesia and sedation to their patients.
If you are experiencing pain in your mouth, you may be wondering how much is impacted wisdom teeth surgery going to cost me? The cost of wisdom tooth removal depends on several factors. They include the amount of experience of the dentist has, their location, the type of dental insurance plan that you have and the difficulty of the procedure.
Teeth extraction ranges in price between $150 and $350 per tooth, excluding the cost of sedation, X-rays and oral surgery necessities. In comparison to erupted teeth, the cost of extraction is significantly greater for impacted wisdom teeth. You may receive a 15 percent reimbursement or a maximum of 50 percent absorption of the cost of the procedure however, this will be dependent on the conditions of your dental insurance policy.
Wisdom tooth extraction is associated with but not limited to a risk of swelling, bleeding, pain and lower lip numbness. The risks of complication associated with extraction are greater for individuals over the age of 35 years. Furthermore, those over the age of 50 are at a heightened risk of complications as the effects of aging means that the jaw bone fuses to the teeth. In addition, there is an increased risk of numbness in the site of extraction in this age group. In general, if you choose to have the wisdom tooth extracted only when there is a cause for medical concern, you will increase the risk of developing complications.