Nearly every patient needs to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point. But the importance of this procedure is often overshadowed by the cost. However, we highly encourage early removal to prevent future risk. Dr. Theodore Grellner can walk you through wisdom tooth removal cost and a number of financing options at his Tampa, FL, practice.
While it should not be the only consideration, we understand that cost is an important factor in any dental treatment. Oral surgery in particular can be expensive because of the operating risk involved. In addition, the factors that will affect your overall cost can include the surgeon's fee, the cost of anesthesia, your operating room's fee, and the number of appointments you need. If you receive earlier treatment, your procedure is more likely to be completed without complications, limiting the number of appointments, procedures, and anesthesia you would require.
To help patients afford important treatments, Dr. Grellner offers a number of financing plans such as CareCredit. This flexible healthcare payment plan helps to make procedures more manageable by breaking payment up into smaller, monthly portions. Patients can adjust the amount of these portions and their frequency as appropriate.
While wisdom tooth extraction can be an extra expense, removing them early is often more cost-effective than waiting for a reason to do so. Because wisdom teeth are positioned so closely to neighboring molars and because the mouth is often too small to accommodate them, this third set of molars is notorious for causing problems. Wisdom teeth may crowd other teeth, erupt at odd angles, throw a person’s bite out of alignment, or even remain stuck beneath the gums.
Like many oral health conditions, problematic wisdom teeth may present no obvious symptoms until later stages. As a result, infections or injury to the surrounding teeth can go unnoticed until the damage is extensive. The more severe the problem, the more expensive the solution is likely to be. Multiple procedures may be necessary to repair the damage. The cost of deep cleanings, gum grafting, crowns, or even dental implants quickly adds up. All together, restorative treatments can be much more costly than an extraction, and often eat up a patient’s schedule.
Furthermore, the older a patient is, the more likely it is that problems will develop. While Dr. Grellner has the experience to effectively deal with any complications, it is often safer and more affordable to simply remove the wisdom teeth before they become an issue.
Considered an authority in wisdom tooth extraction, Dr. Grellner can provide both accurate treatment and sound advice on affording the procedure. If you or your child needs wisdom teeth removed, contact our practice today to set up an appointment and discuss your financing options.