By Natasha Gayle
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.
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|
|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|
There are several reasons why a molar extraction is necessary.
The most common of these is when the tooth is too badly damaged from tooth decay or trauma to be corrected.
The tooth extraction process may seem frightening, but it's actually a fairly simple procedure, depending on the type of 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:
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.
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|
|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|
If your dentist has recommended a molar tooth extraction for you, don't wait too long to see that it's done.