By Natasha Gayle
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for the sake of your dental health, as is the amount you have to pay for them. However, you do have options. Here's what you need to know about molar tooth extractions—the procedure, the reason behind it, the cost, etc.
So what are molars? You’ve likely heard of the third molar (your wisdom 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.
The average cost of a molar tooth extraction is between $200 and $345 per tooth without dental insurance. Cost varies based on location and the severity of the extraction.
Here are example tooth extraction 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|
Here are the average prices you can expect to pay using the Careington Care 500 discount dental plan. For the most up-to-date treatment prices in your area, please visit the 1Dental fee schedule and enter your zip code.
|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|
Use our search tool below to find a plan and a dentist near you that offers these great discounts to our members on molar tooth extractions. See if they do molar tooth extractions at their office. Some general dentists may need to refer you to an oral surgeon, but you can still get some kind of discount there using our plan.
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.
If your dentist has recommended a molar tooth extraction for you, don't wait too long to see that it's done!