Tooth Extraction Prices
Tooth extraction prices can range from less than $100 to several thousand dollars depending on the complexity of the procedure. Here are a few of the factors that can affect the price of your extraction:
- Whether there is an infection present
- If you need any treatment to prepare for the extraction
- If you need sedation or general anesthesia
- Where the tooth is located (front teeth are easier to extract than molars)
- If the molar is fully impacted (stuck in the jaw bone)
- Whether a general dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is performing the extraction
- Whether the procedure is done in a dentist’s office or a hospital
- If there are any complications during recovery
As with all dental procedures, your location in the country can impact tooth extraction costs.
Average Tooth Extraction Prices
- An oral evaluation along with x-rays to confirm a diagnosis and make sure the tooth requires extraction may cost $100 or more. You may pay a higher price if you go to a new dentist rather than your existing dentist. An emergency appointment may incur an additional charge.
- A simple (non-surgical) extraction of a tooth may cost $75-125. This is the type of extraction that can be done with forceps. The price includes the cost of a local anesthetic to numb the area. It may also include the cost of nitrous oxide to calm your nerves. If you need more than one tooth removed, you can expect the second tooth to cost an additional $80 or so.
- If the tooth has erupted (emerged fully) but must be surgically removed, the price is at least twice the cost of a non-surgical extraction (about $200-350). At the higher end of the price range are surgical extractions that require elevation of the flap (lifting away the gum from the tooth root) or removal of bone.
- If a tooth is broken off or rotted away so that there is just a root left, you can expect to pay between $100-150 for removal of the root. The dentist has to be careful to remove all parts of the root to prevent future infection.
- Impacted wisdom tooth removal prices vary depending on whether the tooth is covered only with gum, partly by gum and partly by bone, or completely covered with bone. These prices range from $200-600 per tooth.
- If you need IV or oral sedation during surgery to extract a tooth, you can expect to pay several hundred dollars. General anesthesia is much more costly.
Additional Tooth Extraction Costs
Tooth extraction prices listed above don’t cover the many incidental costs associated with having a tooth removed. These may include:
- Prescription pain medication
- Over the counter pain meds
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
You may wish to budget an additional $50 or so for these items.