Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most often do not fit perfectly into the smaller jawbone of an individual. The wisdom teeth removal procedure may be anything from the simple conventional extraction to bone removal depending upon the placement of the teeth. Cost of the procedure varies from one patient to another and can be altered by a number of factors.
Complexity of the Procedure
The more complex the extraction process, the higher you pay. Complexity of the removal process depends upon the submerged level of the tooth, position of gum tissue, intensity of infection and so on.
The Extraction Procedure
Wisdom teeth removal may be of two types, soft tissue extraction or hard tissue extraction. The latter is applied to more complex cases, is highly time consuming and much more expensive than the other alternative.
Type of Surgeon
In some cases, the tooth is located very close to the mandibular nerve or other sensitive areas near the jaw bone thus demanding the services of a specialised surgeon. A maxillofacial surgeon may also be involved in some cases where there is severe impaction. These factors contribute more than 25% increase to the overall cost.
Other Overhead Costs
Costs related to additional services like a dental x-ray or CT scan of the jaw must also be accounted for. Procedures that are performed using local anaesthesia are less expensive than the complex ones that demand general anaesthesia.
Ignoring the pain at the early stages of wisdom tooth infections can only lead to more complications in the future. With the assistance of a reliable dental surgeon, wisdom tooth removal can be best achieved at a very nominal cost.