Wisdom Tooth Removal in Waukesha & New Berlin
Dr. Ross has extensive preventative dentistry and surgical experience and will discuss a plan for your Wisdom teeth and help find the solution that is best for you. If it’s time for surgery, we’ve got you covered. Many of our patients with wisdom tooth pain are teenagers or very young adults who want their teeth removed immediately—but did you know that adults can suffer from wisdom tooth pain into their fifties?
At What Age Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth will heal the fastest for people between the ages of 17 and 25. Adults 26 and older can have smooth recovery periods as long as they follow proper post-surgery care. Wisdom teeth don’t begin to grow until your early teen years, which means that the connective tissue is soft and can be easily removed with little allotted recovery time needed. It’s pretty convenient that wisdom tooth removal gets harder at age 26 and up, the same age most people lose their parental insurance, but we help patients combat those price increases.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth removal costs can vary based on how many teeth are removed and whether surgery is required to take them out. Simple wisdom tooth removals not requiring surgery cost an average of around $200 to $350 per tooth. If you have all four of your wisdom teeth, Dr. Ross usually insists on sedation for comfort. Expect the cost to range from $1200 - $1800. Wisdom tooth removals that require surgery cost an average of $360 to $650 per tooth, or $1800 to $3000 if all four wisdom teeth are impacted. Dental insurance typically covers $1,000 to $1,500 per year. Your exact coverage can vary based on your dental plan and whether your wisdom teeth removal is considered medically necessary.
CareCredit for Patients without Insurance
Most insurance plans don’t cover dental care anyway—so we’ve come up with some alternative payment solutions for you, including our CareCredit setup. Patients can apply for CareCredit, which is dental insurance that can be used for dental care like teeth whitening, dental implants, and tooth extractions. Contact us today for more questions on how to set up your CareCredit account.
Why Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Though many of our extraction cases are related to immediate relief of tooth, gum, or jaw aches, we recommend that patients remove their wisdom teeth to prevent possible costly damages in the future, due to:
- Impacted Teeth
- And Crowding
These preventative issues can be solved with wisdom tooth removal early in your adulthood—if pain begins to occur late into adulthood then further surgery may be required, possibly followed by hospitalization.
Extraction Recovery Tips
Follow our proper dental surgery recovery tips to get back on track. It can take up to 2 weeks for your mouth to heal after removal. Our extensive wisdom tooth extraction recovery tips will be given at the time of surgery, but here’s a quick, comprehensive list of the techniques to make your recovery smooth:
- Relax: take time off school or work to recover
- Avoid straws or sucking on bottles/mouthpieces
- Apply an ice pack to reduce swelling
- Eat soft foods after wisdom teeth removal
- Gently brush your teeth over sore areas
- DO NOT SMOKE until fully recovered—could cause serious infection, dry sockets & expensive repair surgery