If you are planning on getting your wisdom teeth removed, you probably have wondered how much it will cost to have them removed. As you well know, getting your last molars removed is not cheap. Here at Best Dental, our team provides our patients with complimentary exams and x-rays for all patients who decide to move forward with their treatment. In this article, we will tackle the true cost of dental x-rays, and why it’s prudent to find a highly qualified surgical team that can provide you with ways to save your hard earned money.
Do you need x-rays for wisdom teeth?
A panoramic x-ray is needed for wisdom teeth removal. Some lower wisdom teeth end up being close to a crucial nerve in the jawbone. In these cases, your surgeon may end up recommending a CT-scan to examine the area prior to your surgery. These x-rays give your dental team a guide into how the will move forward with the surgery, to allow the procedure to go as smoothly as possible.
Can you see wisdom teeth on dental x-rays?
Most wisdom teeth can only be seen on panoramic x-rays as traditional x-rays normally do not capture the end of the teeth. You will notice that most wisdom teeth are impacted or embedded within the jawbone. Due to the lack of space of our jaws, most of these teeth are unable to properly erupt in the mouth.
How much do dentists normally charge for x-rays for wisdom teeth removal?
Most dental offices will charge around $99 for dental x-rays. This includes a limited periapical and panoramic radiograph, which is the standard of care for wisdom teeth removal. As mentioned previously, our team does not charge our patients with the exam or the x-rays, making us your affordable alternative in the greater Houston area.
How much do we charge for our x-rays for wisdom teeth removal?
We do not charge our patients for our dental x-rays prior to wisdom teeth removal. Our consultations are complimentary, which takes the pressure off our patients if they want to meet the doctors prior to their surgeries.
If you happen to be in the Houston area, and are needing to get your wisdom teeth removed, come see our team at Best Dental. With affordable pricing on wisdom teeth extractions, our complimentary exam and x-rays, we do everything we can to make our patients comfortable and not stressed out over finances. We hope to see you soon!