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Old 07-16-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hey, my wife just had a consult and I didn't realize how insanely high it is to get her wisdom teeth out. Here is the deal.

She has 2 on the bottom, 1 on the top, and all are inside, so she is going to have to get IV sedation. I wanted to know what people have paid in the past for this kind of thing.

Its going to be $539 for EACH bottom tooth, $483 for the top tooth, and $375 for the sedation, so its going to be >$2,000!!! With our dental insurance paying $1,000 maximum per year, and us already using $150 towards a cleaning at the general dentist, we are looking at $1,200 for this. Its insane!

I was just wanting to know if others who have had this done know if this is pretty in line with what you see it costing, so I will know whether maybe we can try another oral surgeon and get an estimate from them. Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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My daughter just got her wisdom teeth pulled last months and it was 2K.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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We paid $1200 last December for 2 wisdom teeth, after insurance.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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When I first moved to the triangle in 2004, I was extremely dissatisfied both with the service and the price of the wisdom tooth removal. I paid just under $900 for one tooth.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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I can't comment on the price, but does it have to be done right now or could she wait until the first of the year? If so and if you have a flex spending plan at least you're paying for it tax free and won't be paying $1200 out of pocket once you're reimbursed--you'd essentially be spreading the payments out over the course of the year interest free
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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My son had all 4 pulled 2 years ago and it was also $2,000. However my health insurance actually covered most of the expense and the dental plan was secondary. You may want to check your health insurance and see if it pays any of the cost.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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My husband just had a consult for all four of his to be removed and it was also about $2000.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Check to see if it is covered under your medical insurance. When I had mine out, it was covered by my medical insurance NOT my dental. Especially since hers are impacted (as mine were), I suspect it will be covered.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: NC
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Free...I'll even bring my own pliers.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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You could check around for a local school. I know they do filling and cleaning for free or very cheap most of time. However you may have a college kid doing the work they will still have a lic doc in the room at the time should they need them. I need to get mine out soon, just been putting it off i hate for people to work on my teeth.
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