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Wisdom Tooth Extractions – New Haven, CT

Complete Wisdom Tooth Care Under One Roof

Are you experiencing a dull but persistent pain toward the back of your jaw? If so, and if you have not had your wisdom teeth out, then they are likely to blame! The wisdom teeth are the most often extracted, and that is because the average person just does not have enough room for them in their mouth. At New Haven Dental Group, we are able to offer complete wisdom tooth care under one roof, saving our patients from having to visit an expensive specialist.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group
for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Due to the rough diet of our ancient ancestors, they needed an extra set of molars, and these are called the wisdom teeth. They are usually the last to come in, normally appearing when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. As cooking techniques have improved and food has become easier to eat, the human jaw has shrunk over time, meaning the wisdom teeth literally do not fit in most people’s mouths. This leads them to cause all kinds of problems as they struggle to come in.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

It is important to note that the wisdom teeth do not always need to be removed; some people can retain their third molars for a lifetime with no adverse effects. More often, though, they should be extracted because they have the potential to cause a number of serious oral health complications, including:

What to Expect from the Wisdom Teeth Procedure

If a wisdom tooth is fully erupted above the gumline, removing it should be a straightforward process. After numbing your mouth, we may lift the tooth with an instrument known as an elevator. Then, we can grip the tooth with forceps and gently remove it from the mouth.

If a tooth is impacted (stuck beneath the gumline), things can get a bit more complicated. We may need to create incisions in your gums or break the tooth into pieces in order to successfully remove it.

Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Some discomfort, soreness, swelling, and mild bleeding are normal after wisdom teeth extractions. Here are some tips to facilitate a smooth recovery:

Understanding the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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The cost of wisdom tooth extractions depends on a few different factors, such as how many teeth need to be removed, the type of impaction present, and more. During your consultation, we can share some specific numbers with you. We will also make sure you understand your payment options, such as insurance and financing. You can rely on us to take every reasonable measure to help you navigate the financial aspect of your treatment.

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Factors That Can Impact the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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Some factors that can have an effect on the cost of wisdom tooth extractions include:

  • The number of teeth that need to be removed. Most people develop four wisdom teeth, but a percentage of people have more or fewer. Some people choose to get all of their wisdom teeth removed at once, and others choose only to remove the teeth that are currently causing problems.
  • The type of impaction present. Wisdom teeth may be fully erupted, but more often, they are impacted (stuck beneath the gumline). They may be lodged in either the jawbone or the soft tissue. The type of impaction present can affect the details of your procedure and its total cost.
  • The type of sedation used. Our practice offers multiple types of sedation, each of which comes at a different price point. Sedation is not always required for relatively simple tooth extractions; in some cases, we only use local anesthesia.
  • The doctor who performs your procedure. Our team can perform the vast majority of wisdom tooth extractions in-house. If we must refer you to an outside specialist, you can expect a different pricing structure.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

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Very often, dental insurance does cover the cost of wisdom tooth extractions. The procedure is usually classified as a major service, so around 50% of its cost may be covered, up to the amount of your plan’s annual maximum. Our practice welcomes insurance, and we are even in-network with many popular plans. We will do all we can to help you understand how your benefits apply and use them in an advantageous manner.

Other Options for Making Wisdom Tooth Extractions Affordable

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Aside from insurance, there are a few provisions that could make it easier for you to afford your procedure:

  • We accept third-party financing through both CareCredit and Sunbit.
  • The Essential Dental Plan. This discount arrangement may enable you to enjoy reduced fees on virtually all of the services available in our practice.

Are you eager to learn more about wisdom tooth extractions and their cost? Get in touch with New Haven Dental Group today!

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