Williams: Yes a general dentist is able to remove your wisdom teeth.
The difference between a general dentist and an oral surgeon is the oral surgeon is trained to remove the wisdom teeth using IV sedation.
Is wisdom teeth removal covered by medical or dental?
Your medical insurance plan may pay for a portion of your wisdom teeth removal. Many will pay for the surgical extraction of erupted, soft tissue impacted, and bone-impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth that are not impacted are rarely included and require a dental plan. Many young adults need this procedure.
What kind of dentist removes wisdom teeth?
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist’s or surgeon’s office. You may have the surgery in the hospital, especially if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled at one time or if you are at high risk for complications.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
For many people, the root of the issue of wisdom tooth removal can come down to money. According to Costhelper.com, a simple wisdom tooth extraction using local anesthetic costs $75 to $200, or $300 to $800 for all four. By comparison, removing an impacted tooth, a more involved procedure, can cost $225 to $600.
How painful is wisdom teeth removal?
It’s completely normal to experience swelling and pain after wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Wolff says. No matter what, your gums where your wisdom teeth were will typically be sore to the touch for about a week. But barring any complications, the pain tends to get a lot better after a day or two, Dr. Wolff says.