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    Default Any idea re cost for wisdom teeth removal?

    With five weeks to go until our first baby is due my husband's wisdom tooth has started hurting. Worst timing!
    We don't have private health at the moment and he's terrified of the dentist. I waited ten weeks for mine to be taken out and that was through private health cover, so no idea how soon they can usually do it or how much it costs? Any clues?
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    It will depend if it's done in the chair (ie he is conscious) or if he has to go to hospital and go under general anaesthetic. The latter being more expensive.

    I put mine off for years due to fear of cost. Originally I was quoted thousands (to get done in private hosp under general). Years later a new dentist told me she could take them out in the chair (local anaesthetic). From memory less than $1K but I can't remember how much out of pocket exactly. That was for all 4 teeth.

    All dentists charge differently though. You should be able to easily get a quote through your preferred dentist.

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    Just recently I was quoted $450 each tooth in the chair

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    It will depend if it's done in the chair (ie he is conscious) or if he has to go to hospital and go under general anaesthetic. The latter being more expensive.

    I put mine off for years due to fear of cost. Originally I was quoted thousands (to get done in private hosp under general). Years later a new dentist told me she could take them out in the chair (local anaesthetic). From memory less than $1K but I can't remember how much out of pocket exactly. That was for all 4 teeth.

    All dentists charge differently though. You should be able to easily get a quote through your preferred dentist.
    Thanks! He's been putting it off for years and now decided he should do something about it! Ahh!

    We rarely disagree on things but I'm resisting the urge to tell him his timing could have been better! He's not great with pain and I keep thinking "okay, you have the baby and I'll have the tooth out!"

    I'll try to book him in with a dentist ASAP. Will give us an idea of cost and whether to do it before or after baby too.

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    Unless he has some other issues with his wisdom teeth than he should just be able to get it out at a normal dentist. I had mine out at the densist and it was about $500 a tooth this was a while back tho. The dentist numbed half my face, I didn't feel a thing.

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    Just wanted to add that if it's not possible to get them done before bub arrives, tell him to get antibiotics (gp or dentist can prescribe). That will clear it up v quickly and it might be months or even years before they bother him again. I had only 2-3 infections over a 10 year period before I finally got them out.

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    I had one pulled in the chair, and two done under general anaesthetic as they had grown down into my jawline and it required extensive surgery. Honestly, the thought of having it done in the chair was worse than the reality. I think it cost me about $400, it was over quickly, and the next day I was eating toast! He'll be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Unless he has some other issues with his wisdom teeth than he should just be able to get it out at a normal dentist.
    Mine are too close to a nerve so the dentist won't do them in the chair and will only do them in an operating theatre with a general anaesthetic.

    Since mine don't hurt me, I decided there were much better things I could spend 3 grand on!

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    I had 3 pulled out in the dentist chair. It cost me $200 for all three after PHI.

    Two days panadiene forte and I was right as rain.

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    Default Any idea re cost for wisdom teeth removal?

    I had all mine out this time last year ( 2 were impacted) and it was $2800 for day surgery including the anaesthesiologist and I was put under sedation so didn't feel a thing , recovered quickly , just took 2 days for swelling to go down and to be able to eat solid foods

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