Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgical procedure that involves the removal of the third molar. The third molar or better known as the wisdom tooth is the last set of teeth to erupt. It usually comes out when a person is between the ages of 17 and 21. In most instances, there is not enough space on the jaw for it to grow, often causing the problem of impacted growth. Consequently, it becomes necessary for wisdom teeth extraction; otherwise you may experience pain and other dental problems if left unaddressed.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Extraction
The price of wisdom tooth extraction often
depends on several factors: the experience of the dentist, location of the dental clinic, your dental insurance, and the extent or complexity of the entire procedure. If you engage the services of an oral surgeon over a regular dentist, then chances are you will need to pay a bit more for the procedure. Moreover, the degree of impaction has a bearing on the cost of the extraction. You may need to pay more if your dentist has to perform more complicated procedures to remove your third molar.