Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary for the sake of your dental health, as is the amount you have to pay for them. The cost of a tooth extraction can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the
procedure, your dentist’s pricing, and whether you have insurance. However, you do have options when it comes to saving money on the procedure.
Learn more about tooth extraction cost and the procedure itself so you can make an informed decision about your dental treatment and plan for how you’ll afford your visit.
How much does a tooth extraction cost? The national average cost of a tooth extraction is approximately $219* without dental insurance (for a simple extraction). It should be noted that tooth extraction costs are not the same for everyone. In fact, it can vary by hundreds of dollars.
*The select regional average cost represents the average fees for the procedures listed above in Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York City, as displayed in the cost of care tool as of June 2020.
There are a variety of factors that can impact the overall tooth extraction cost, including:
After a consultation, when your dentist can evaluate the condition of the teeth that are going to be removed, they should be able to provide you with a cost estimate.
While it’s understandable to want to avoid tooth extractions if possible—not only to save on the expense but because any dental procedure can be intimidating—tooth extractions are typically only recommended when necessary. There are several reasons why an extraction might be necessary:
Whatever the reason for your extraction, you can rest assured that dentists generally only recommend this procedure when it is the best course of action to protect your oral health.
The tooth extraction process may seem frightening, but it's actually a fairly simple procedure, depending on the type of extraction.
Note that if you are undergoing a surgical tooth extraction, a more extensive procedure and sedation is typically required, which can increase the cost to have a tooth extracted.
Once you've had a tooth extraction, you'll need to take some time to rest and heal. Normally after a tooth is extracted a blood clot will form as the first step in healing. One of the most important aspects of aftercare is maintaining the blood clot that forms so you don't get a dry socket. During the recovery period, you should follow your dentist's post-extraction instructions to prevent dry socket, which may include:
It is also important to let your dentist know about any serious medical conditions you have or had, as it may affect how they do surgery and what they recommend for post-extraction recovery.
Sometimes tooth extractions, including wisdom tooth removal, are covered by health insurance. However, what should you do with the remainder (or full expense if you have no insurance) that you owe out of pocket? Don’t worry—you have options.
There are ways you can save some money on tooth extraction costs, including:
Here are the tooth extraction prices you can expect to pay using the Careington Care 500 dental savings plan compared to average prices specific to your area.
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Use our search tool below to find a plan and a dentist near you that offers these great discounts to our members on tooth extractions. Check to see if they perform extractions at their office. Some general dentists may need to refer you to an oral surgeon, but you will still receive a discount using our plans.
Undergoing necessary dental treatments like tooth extractions doesn’t have to break the bank. With one of our dental savings plans, you can help make tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, and other essential procedures more affordable
for your budget.
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Dr. Renu Saxena is not your typical dentist. Yes, she's been in the field since 1996, has owned her own private practice and taught at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. But for Dr. Saxena, it's all about educating patients so they can take better care of their own teeth and understand their dental needs. You can catch up with her fun and helpful videos on Instagram, @talkingteethdds.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional dental advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist with any questions you may have regarding your oral health.
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