2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:47 PM
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Anyone know the typical cost of getting 4 wisdom teeth removed in Park Ridge? We got quoted 3, 000$ and I pray to god that that isn’t the normal cost 😭

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:49 PM

Oral surgery is generally pretty expensive. Did you get more than one quote?

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:51 PM

Do you have medical insurance? Sometimes that will cover partial costs

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:52 PM

Sounds about right, add anesthesia and it is more

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:54 PM

Wait. won’t medical insurance cover the whole thing? My kid is scheduled to have 5 teeth pulled (4 wisdom and 1 very long story) in Feb. I was planning on paying just a copay.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 2:58 PM

Medical will cover only completely bony impacted teeth or occasionally theyll cover partial bony impacted. Anesthesia is separate if you decide on sleeping for the procedure. Most places ask for partial payment up front. Make sure you are in network or prepared to pay a decent amount. Normal ranges depend on positioning of teeth. With general anesthesia it could be up to 4 k

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:00 PM

Definitely get more quotes.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:03 PM

Well my son had 4 teeth removed when he was younger. Grant you this was back in 2004. It was 700 dollars a tooth. Get a second opinion because wisdom teeth don't always have to be removed. I refuse to het rid of mine and a good dentist knows I don't need them removed. A bad dentist tells me they are rotted and it will kill me. Literally. I should have been dead since 18 according to some dentists. Tooth extraction is the money maker for dentists so that's why they are quick to pull sometimes. Or so I've heard.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:03 PM

Are you going under anesthesia or local? My husband just had this done with local anesthesia and paid close to 1000

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:07 PM

I paid $1, 000 for my 3 wisdom teeth under anesthesia and my insurance covered the rest

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:16 PM

I had 3 wisdom teeth pulled didnt go under. All i paid was $150 outta pocket. Insurance covered the rest

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:18 PM

For us it was $300 if we didn’t put them under and $1800 if they went under.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 3:40 PM

I had all 4 of mine pulled 2 years ago. 2 were impacted (sideways). I didn’t go under . I think I ended up paying about $1, 400 out of pocket or so. But I could have saved some money if I did 2 at a time bc my dental insurance maxed out at $1, 500 coverage for the calendar year. The dentist/oral surgeon should be able to check with your specific insurance to see how much they will cover and, hence, what the cost to you would be. Insist on this so you know what to expect.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 4:15 PM

Good dentistry ain’t cheap. Cheap dentistry ain’t good.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 4:27 PM

I'm Kali's mom. $2500 was just for the anesthesia. My insurance co-pay would be $500 additional for the 4 teeth. We do have the option of just doing a local and/or nitrous, which would cost a lot less, but I hate the idea of it being more painful for her.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 5:08 PM

It's normal if she's being put under. that's very expensive and most insurance doesn't cover that. If this is just the extractions, then it's way too much. even for impacted wisdom teeth. There are several different kinds of impactions. get a break down from the oral surgeon.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 5:10 PM

Sorry Jennifer Metler, just saw your post. Yes, that's normal and a decent price to be put under anesthesia.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 6:31 PM

Stay ‘In Network’ for sure. Amanda’s were impacted, therefore covered 100% by medical with an in network provider, including anesthesia. $3500 was in the ballpark of our quote before insurance.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 6:34 PM

Early post from Dimitra is correct. Just had my daughters teeth done. bony impaction is covered under medical. Had to go travel 40 minutes to in network surgeon, who was amazing. Had to make sure it was coded right and the office staff helped me. I was under BCBS HMO at the time and thankfully just had a co pay.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 6:40 PM

Yes it is, might be even more

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 7:31 PM

Call Dr. Chen at align dentistry in Schiller Park on irving.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 7:58 PM

We were quoted $3, 660 for 4 impacted wisdom teeth. Luckily our health insurance and dental insurance will cover most of the cost.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 8:33 PM

Depends if impacted and surgical or can be anywhere from $800 to $1600 If they are straight forward extractions! Contact We Smile Dental in Chicago speak time Zuzu

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 8:34 PM

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 8:34 PM

My daughter had all 4 done with Dr Spina. Paid $500 total up front and rest covered by insurance. I think total was at least $3000.

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 9:42 PM

I got a quote of $4900!

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2 years ago on 01/09/2020 at 11:16 PM

Just paid $500 through BCBS hmo dental for my son's 4 wisdom teeth in the fall. He refused anesthesia which would have only cost $100 more. Took some calling to the insurance company and Skokie oral surgery associates. But went well when all was said and done. I am in the medical field and super skeptical. my husband took him to the consult and surgery. Usually I would have gone to both but couldn't make it work with our schedules.

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 9:16 AM

Just had our 20 year old sons pulled. $2971. 00.

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 9:33 AM

Its medical oral surgery - insurance should process as a medical thing not dental. our bcbs hmo paid 100%

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 10:30 AM

Really? I got a quote of a little over a 100 per wisdom tooth. I'm supposed to get 2 of them removed this month. Maybe it depends on if the tooth is completely inside the gums or mostly out? I don't have dental insurance. Only some vital savings thingie

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 11:05 AM

Wow!

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 11:07 AM

Not sure the cost but try Rush Presbyterian university downtown. They offer a payment plans.

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 11:09 AM

They only take 25 a day so you must be there waiting in line before they open. Good idea by 6:30 a. m. M-F.

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2 years ago on 01/10/2020 at 2:35 PM

The fee is based on if the tooth is a routine extraction, partial bony. soft tissue or full bony as well the type of anesthesia to be uses. IV sedation, local or General. If you have insurance, make sure you go in network to make your dollar go further. Otherwise you can contact one of the dental schools Oral Surgery Depts at Downers Grove or U Of I down on Paulina street and they can be taken out by one of the residents. but if you go the academic route you need time and patience. Hope this helps.

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