What Is a Dental Extraction?A dental extraction removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. Your dentist may recommend extraction for several reasons, including:
- The tooth is showing severe decay or damage
- The tooth is infected and cannot be saved with a root canal
- The tooth is crowding other teeth and needs removal to make space
- You are getting braces, and your tooth needs to be removed for proper alignment
How to Estimate Dental Extraction CostWhen you are trying to estimate the cost of dental extraction, there are a few factors to consider:
- Is the tooth visible and intact? – A simple extraction, which is the case for a visible and intact tooth, can run between $75 and $200 per tooth.
- Is the tooth broken, impacted, or not visible? – A complex or surgical extraction, such as a broken, impacted, or not visible tooth, will be more costly, averaging between $800 and $4,000 per tooth.
- Are you getting local, general, or intravenous anesthesia? – Each of these anesthesias will cost differently.
- What is the cost of living in your area? – Dental services tend to reflect the cost of living in the area.
- Examination fee