How much does insurance cover for wisdom teeth?
Most insurance companies cover 80 percent of wisdom tooth extraction costs. Although this is a great option, most dental insurance plans have annual limits on how much they payout for all dental care (typically around $1500). Many people split the procedure into two years to get more coverage.
How much should I expect to pay for wisdom teeth removal?
Removing wisdom teeth can cost you somewhere between $75 – $250 per tooth. The impacted wisdom tooth will cost between $200 – $600. Extracting all four wisdom teeth together will cost you around $600 – $1100. Removing just one wisdom tooth, including general anesthesia, will cost you about $600 – $1100.
Does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover wisdom teeth extraction?
Covered: Surgical extractions (including removal of impacted teeth and wisdom teeth), and other oral surgical procedures typically not Covered under a medical plan. Limitations: Benefits provided for major oral surgery include benefits for local anesthesia, suturing and postoperative care.
Can’t afford to get wisdom teeth out?
If you can’t afford to have a wisdom tooth extracted, consider these options:
- You might be able to find a free dental clinic that takes emergency appointments for people who don’t have dental insurance or who have little money.
- Some dental offices offer payment plans or a dental savings plan that offers discounted fees.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Gum Damage and Inflammation
If left untreated for too long, patients have experienced facial swelling, muscle spasms in the jaw, and swollen lymph nodes. Even after treatment by a dentist, it can come back if the wisdom tooth is not removed.
Why is wisdom teeth removal so expensive?
It is relatively more costly because it is more extensive. In this context, your wisdom tooth is still in the jaw bone. And for your surgeon to access the tooth, they will need to remove some pieces of your jaw, to extract the tooth.
What does Blue Cross Blue Shield cover for dental?
Dental Services Included in Your BCCHP Health Plan
- Two (2) oral exams per year.
- Two (2) teeth cleanings per year.
- One (1) set of preventive x-rays per year.
- Emergency dental Services.
- Limited root canals.
- Limited dentures.
How long is wisdom teeth surgery?
Your surgery should take 45 minutes or less. You’ll get one of these types of anesthesia so you don’t feel pain during the removal: Local: Your doctor will numb your mouth with a shot of local anesthetic such as novocaine, lidocaine or mepivicaine.
How long is wisdom teeth recovery?
It can take up to 2 weeks to recover from the surgery for having your wisdom tooth or teeth removed. During this time, you may have: a swollen mouth and cheeks – this will be worse for the first few days but will gradually improve; gently pressing a cold cloth to your face helps reduce the swelling.
When should I remove my wisdom tooth?
Your dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed if they cause pain or an infection, crowd other teeth, or get stuck (impacted) and can’t break through your gums.