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How Much Does Molar Extraction Cost?

By Natasha Gayle

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Undergoing a dental surgery is never any fun, but it is, oftentimes, necessary for the sake of your dental health. The cost can also seem a bit daunting if you’re not ready for it. We hope this article will help you understand why a molar extraction is necessary, what you can expect and what the molar tooth extraction cost will be for you.

So what are molars? You’ve likely heard of the third molar, your wisdom tooth (teeth), but is there more than just that? Yes. Your molars are found in the back of your mouth. They are the largest teeth in your mouth. Everyone has twelve in all – although if you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed then you only have 8.

How Much Does a Molar Tooth Extraction Cost?

A molar tooth extraction costs between $200 and $345. Cost varies based on location and the severity of the extraction. Here are example prices without dental insurance:

Average Cost of a Tooth Extraction
Procedure Cost without Insurance
Simple extraction $236
Surgical extraction of erupted tooth $366
Removal of impacted tooth - soft tissue $409
Removal of impacted tooth - partially bony $516
Removal of impacted tooth - completely bony $619
Surgical removal of residual tooth roots $407

Reasons for Molar Extraction

There are several reasons why a molar extraction is necessary.

  1. Too crowded - when you need more room in your mouth. Most commonly used in orthodontia.
  2. Tooth infection or impending risk of infection - when it reaches the root of a tooth and cannot be resolved using a root canal.
  3. Periodontal disease (Gum disease) - when the disease infects the tissues and bones surrounding and supporting the tooth.

The most common of these is when the tooth is too badly damaged from tooth decay or trauma to be corrected.

Tooth Extraction Process

The tooth extraction process may seem frightening, but it's actually a fairly simple procedure, depending on the type of extraction.

  1. Your dentist will numb the affected area
  2. Remove the tooth
  3. Pack with gauze (unless you need stitches)
  4. Take some time to rest and heal

How to Care for a Tooth Extraction

Once you've had a tooth extraction, you'll need to take some time to rest and heal. Also, follow your dentist's post-extraction instructions to prevent dry socket, which include:

  • Replacing the gauze when necessary
  • Using an ice bag if needed to reduce swelling
  • Taking prescribed antibiotics to lessen the pain
  • Limit activity and relax for a couple of days
  • Don't spit forcefully for at least 24 hours
  • Eat soft foods
  • Among other things (Your dentist will give you the instructions you need)

Additionally, make sure you let your dentist know about any serious medical conditions you have or had. This is important information for your dentist to know before the procedure, as they may affect how they do surgery and what they recommend for post-extraction recovery.

How Much Does a Molar Extraction Cost with Careington Care 500 Plan

Here are the average prices you can expect to pay using the Careington Care 500 discount dental plan:

Tooth Extraction Cost
Dental Treatment Molar Extraction Cost with Careington Care 500 Plan
Simple extraction $67
Surgical extraction of erupted tooth $164
Removal of impacted tooth - soft tissue $141
Removal of impacted tooth - partially bony $182
Removal of impacted tooth - completely bony $239
Surgical removal of residual tooth roots $132

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Conclusion

If your dentist has recommended a molar tooth extraction for you, don't wait too long to see that it's done.

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