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the Price of Wisdom Teeth Removal

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$ 4500
Mar 2008
Lake Geneva, WI
Wisdom teeth removal by dentist who likes cookies  more... close row
$ 1550
Mar 2008
Orlando, FL
Wisdom teeth removal by insensitive staff  more... close row

Description of service

I took my daughter to a local Oral Surgeon for removal of 4 wisdom teeth. We had to arrange for the surgery to be done during her Spring Break from college. We made no secret of the fact that she was coming home for one week for the specific purpose of having the surgery performed. The total cost of the procedure included general anesthesia but not post operative pain medication. (that would have added another $200 to the total price). The price was quoted per tooth (approx $300 per tooth) plus the anesthesia and surgical supply cost.


Review of Service

We were very satisfied with the skill of the surgeon. The extractions were done without complication and the post operative course was smooth. What was disturbing was the actions of the office staff. The receptionist was very abrasive and rude. She spent a great deal of time loudly declaring to my daughter as she checked in 10 minutes prior to her surgery that she would be in "too much pain to go back to her college apartment because she was having a"bony impacted extraction". I felt her comments frightened my daughter needlessly and bordered on violating patient confidentiality. The remainder of the staff acted like we were cogs in a very finely tuned assembly line. When my daughter began to choke and gag as we took her to the car, I asked for some extra gauze to clean her up. I was told "there was gauze in our bag" and sent on my way. No One came out to the car to check on my daughter's well being.


Tips

Be sure that all pre and post operative planning is done BEFORE the scheduled time of surgery. Plan for all pain medication as part of the pre op planning. Try to obtain prescriptions for those medications before the day of surgery. Be sure you have over the counter pain medication in the house as well, as most people do not require the narcotics prescribed. Use ice packs on the patient's face for at least 24 hours after surgery.


$ 2000
Aug 2007
Miami, FL
Four wisdom teeth removed  more... close row
$ 1800
Sep 2007
Blue Ridge, Ga
Four wisdom teeth removed with gum infection  more... close row
$ 650
Nov 2006
Arlington, TX
Two wisdom teeth removed as an adult  more... close row
$ 1290
Apr 2008
Manhattan, KS
Removal of wisdom teeth  more... close row
$ 1700
Sep 2007
Seattle, WA
Daughter's four wisdom teeth removed  more... close row
$ 2500
Jan 2007
San Diego, CA
Good recommendtion important for surgery  more... close row
$ 1983
May 2008
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Partial bony impaction made wisdom teeth removal expensive  more... close row
$ 105
Jul 2007
Belfast, ME
One wisdom tooth broken and causing pain  more... close row
$ 200
Feb 2008
Orem, UT
Teenage son has wisdom teeth removed  more... close row
$ 300
May 2007
Charleston, WV
Cutting costs not great when it comes to oral surgery  more... close row
$ 890
Sep 2007
Tempe,AZ
Two wisdom teeth causing problems  more... close row
$ 1900
Jan 2008
Brighton, Michigan
Local anesthetic worked fine for four wisdom teeth  more... close row