Prices and costs are changing across the Sugar Land area. Wisdom Teeth removal treatment seems to be getting more expensive, especially across many of the suburbs surrounding Sugar Land. Many patients often think about what the cost of wisdom teeth removal will be in 2020. How will insurance coverage and plans help my family pay for such an expensive treatment? This is a very important question because it is important to get your wisdom teeth removed for a variety of reasons. Moving forward to 2020, the average cost of wisdom teeth removal in Sugar Land, TX is $3,000. Prices can range between $1,500-$5,000 depending on the dentist that is performing the procedure, the length of time the treatment takes, and the number of teeth that are being removed.
FACTORS DETERMINING WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL COSTS
Perhaps the number one determining factor when it comes to wisdom teeth extraction costs is the length of time is takes to complete the case, and how many teeth are being removed. There are a variety of different wisdom teeth with their own complexities for removal. The more complex and difficult the treatment, the longer the course of the treatment will take. Some cases are simpler than others depending on the position of the wisdom teeth, and how deeply impacted some of the teeth may be. A highly qualified dentist needs to study the case very carefully, as treatment planning is probably the most important step in getting your wisdom teeth removed properly. Choosing just any dentist may lead to problems with your surgery, and complications.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Wisdom Teeth Removal
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
- Local anesthesia (usually 2% Lidocaine) is given to numb the wisdom tooth or teeth
- IV sedation (twilight sedation) may be required if the wisdom teeth are impacted.
- If the teeth are impacted, the gum tissue is pulled back to expose the teeth structures.
- Instruments and drilling methods are used to section the teeth, and remove the teeth piece by piece.
- After the entire tooth is removed, the area is copiously irrigated with normal saline.
- The gum tissue is sutured together, commonly with a dis-solvable stitch.
How Long Does It Take To Heal After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Soreness and swelling are normal for a few days. We tell our patients that you may look like a chipmunk for a little while. The majority of the healing process takes a few weeks, with complete healing taking around 6-8 weeks.
How Do Wisdom Teeth “Holes” Heal After Extraction?
They heal through a process called secondary intention. Bone fills the hole, and soft tissue (gum tissue) wraps around the newly formed bone to completely close up the site where the tooth was taken out.
Will I Have Pain After My Wisdom Teeth Are Removed?
Yes you will. Pain may last 1-2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed to keep the pain at bay while your body heals itself.
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal cost at Best Dental?
We charge $1,200 for wisdom teeth removal. That’s for all 4 wisdom teeth including IV Sedation. You won’t find prices like this in or around the greater Sugar Land area!