Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

As wisdom teeth begin to come in, there are several unknowns about the decision for extraction, the surgery itself and the cost of the procedure. Many people are unaware of when or why they need to extract the extra molars, and what is involved with the surgery.

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How to Know that Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out

Not everyone requires surgery to remove their wisdom teeth. If their mouth has plenty of room and their teeth come in straight, they most likely won’t need removal surgery. Because of this, the very first thing you need to do is talk to your dentist. They will take x-rays to see if your teeth are coming in properly. If you feel pain in the back of your mouth or have trouble eating, notify them so they can evaluate your situation properly. Once they have examined your mouth, they will suggest what actions to take.

If not indicated by an x-ray, common symptoms of needing to remove wisdom teeth show up in the form of toothaches, inflamed gums, sinus issues and jaw pain. The teeth cause these issues when they come in crooked or misaligned. If not removed, the extra molars can cause damage to other teeth, the jaw and even cause cavities or gum disease.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

Though rare, a person can get their wisdom teeth removed at the dental office – but if their teeth are deeply impacted, as is usually the case, they may need to visit an oral surgeon. The oral professional will numb the mouth and possibly provide a sedative for the pain.

Before the Procedure

To prepare for any procedure regarding your wisdom teeth, consider the type of anesthesia or sedation needed for the surgery and how to prepare accordingly. Your dentist or oral surgeon will have detailed instruction on how to get ready.

Steps of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

During the procedure, the dentist or oral surgeon will administer a type of anesthesia to relieve any pain. After that, they will begin the extraction process.

Once the extraction surgery begins, your oral surgeon will:

  • Cut an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth/bone.
  • Remove any bone blocking access to the tooth.
  • Divide the tooth into pieces, if needed.
  • Remove the tooth altogether.
  • Clean the gum where the tooth was.
  • Stitch the incision closed (not always required).
  • Place gauze over the stitch to subdue bleeding.
Steps of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost and Savings with 1Dental

The average price of a simple tooth extraction is approximately $190.00 in the state of Texas--$760.00 for the removal of all four wisdom teeth. However, as most individuals who need their wisdom teeth removed require surgery, the average cost (in the state of Texas) is $328, or $1,312 for all four teeth. (Prices may vary by location. To see how much wisdom teeth removal would cost in your state, see our fee schedule and enter in your zip code. You’ll find prices for wisdom teeth removal under “Oral Surgery.”)

Some people avoid removing their teeth because they worry about the cost, as given above. This, however, can lead to serious health issues that cost even more money to cure.

One way an individual can save on wisdom teeth removal surgery is by signing up for a discount dental plan. At 1Dental, the Careington 500 Plan lowers the cost of one extraction significantly. See full details on cost savings on our fee schedule.

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THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance. This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers.The list of participating providers is at www.1dental.com/provider. A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after effective date or receipt of membership materials (whichever is later) and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

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Recognized as one of
America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

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Recognized as one of
America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Copyright © 1998-2019 Qualbe Marketing Group

THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance. This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers.The list of participating providers is at www.1dental.com/provider. A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after effective date or receipt of membership materials (whichever is later) and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

This plan is not available in Vermont.

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