The cost of wisdom teeth removal is relatively affordable in British Columbia. There are many ways to save on the cost as well. Find out how you can use private insurance, MSP and specialized in-house payment plans to help you reach your dental goals.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to develop in the back of the mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25.
Many people do not have enough room in their mouths for these teeth to properly emerge, leading to impaction, which means that the teeth become trapped or blocked in the jawbone and gums.
Impaction can cause pain and swelling, and can also lead to infection and damage to other teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be removed to prevent these problems.
Most dentists suggest that patients remove their wisdom teeth as a preventative measure because they can cause a variety of problems if they do not have enough room to emerge properly.
Some of the most common problems associated with wisdom teeth include:
Wisdom teeth that do not have enough room to emerge properly can become impacted, which means they are trapped or blocked in the jawbone and gums. This can cause pain, swelling, and infection.
Wisdom teeth can cause crowding of other teeth, leading to misalignment or bite problems.
Wisdom teeth are harder to clean than other teeth and are more susceptible to decay and gum disease.
Wisdom teeth can also cause cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and tumors to form in the jaw, which can damage the jawbone and surrounding teeth.
In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on the sinuses, leading to sinus pain and congestion.
Because of these potential problems, many dentists recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth removed before they cause any issues.
At Glen Dental Centre, the cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure.
For a simple wisdom tooth extraction, you can expect to pay as low as $145 per tooth. However, if the wisdom tooth is impacted or below the gumline, the cost may be higher and can reach up to $375 per tooth.
That means that if you require all 4 wisdom teeth removed, the price can vary between $600 - $1500, not including the cost of anesthesia.
It's important to discuss the specifics of your case with one of our skilled dentists at Glen Dental Centre to get a clear understanding of the cost involved in your wisdom teeth removal procedure.
There are several factors that can affect the cost of wisdom teeth removal, including:
It is important to note that the cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary widely, and patients should consult with our dentists at Glen Dental Centre to get a more accurate estimate.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal with insurance coverage can vary depending on the patient's specific insurance plan and the type of procedure. In general, most insurance plans will cover at least a portion (usually up to 50%) of the cost of wisdom teeth removal, but the patient will usually be responsible for paying some out-of-pocket expenses.
Typically, if the extraction is considered medically necessary and if the patient has dental insurance, the insurance will cover some portion of the extraction cost, but the amount of coverage can vary widely.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal with insurance coverage may include copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. A copay is a fixed dollar amount that the patient pays for each visit. Coinsurance is a percentage of the total cost that the patient pays, and a deductible is the amount that the patient must pay before insurance coverage begins.
It's important to reach out to your insurance company and our team, to get a more accurate estimate of the cost of wisdom teeth removal with insurance coverage.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal without insurance can vary widely depending on the location, the experience of the dentist or oral surgeon and the type of procedure.
On average, the cost of wisdom teeth removal without insurance can range from $225 to $250 per tooth. It is slightly higher because you pay full price without the help of insurance. The cost of wisdom teeth removal can be even higher if the teeth are impacted, require a surgical extraction, or if the patient chooses to have the procedure done under general anesthesia. Generally the higher range of wisdom teeth removal without insurance is $375 per tooth.
It's important to note that the cost of wisdom teeth removal without insurance can vary depending on the location. Prices may be higher in urban areas compared to rural areas. It is also worth noting that if you are in need of all four wisdom teeth extraction, the overall cost would be higher.
It's important to consult with dental surgeons to get a more accurate estimate of the cost of wisdom teeth removal without insurance. Also, it's worth checking if the dental office offers financing options or payment plans.
If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, it's important to know that the surgical removal of an impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) is only covered by MSP (Medical Services Plan) when hospitalization is medically required.
This is because the extraction process can be extremely complex and there is associated pathology. However, if you need to have a healthy wisdom tooth removed, even if it is impacted, this will not be covered by MSP.
In this case, you may want to consider alternative payment methods such as financing options or insurance coverage to help cover the cost of the procedure.
The cost of wisdom teeth removal can vary widely, but at Glen Dental Centre, we want to be sure our clients get accessible and affordable treatments.
Contact us to book a consultation and determine whether or not you need wisdom teeth removal surgery. From there, you will work with our team of specialists to determine the best payment options that meet your needs and lifestyle. Budget should never get in the way of health and we at Glen Dental Centre are here to help you every step of the way.