Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost
What is a Wisdom Tooth?
Wisdom teeth are also called as third molar and is the tooth the erupts at later stage after all other teeth have erupted in the jaw. Wisdom teeth generally erupts at late teen age to early twenties. There are four wisdom tooth that can generally erupt but it's possible to have less or no wisdom tooth at all in someone.
Partially impacted wisdom tooth.
Horizontally Impacted wisdom tooth. Needs X-ray OPG to completely view the tooth.
Why a Wisdom Tooth needs to be Removed?
There can be several reasons that a wisdom tooth needs to be removed so that patient will not have further pain and complication that may arise if not removed.
If third molars failed to erupt properly and are angulated in mesial, distal, buccal, linual direction then they can pose several problems, such as causing decay on the adjacent tooth, difficulty in mouth opening, and pericoronitis in some cases which can cause severe pain and infection that can spread. Therefore, in such cases it's better to remove them.
Third molar gets impacted or stuck inside the jaw bone as it doesn't have sufficient space to get erupted properly. When the tooth is partially erupted, it may cause inflammation of gums.
Maintaining oral hygiene in third molar isn't easy when tooth is not properly aligned, and this will lead to constant food debris around it, which would finally lead to dental caries/tooth decay and it may needs to be removed to avoid further pain and complication that may occur.
Wisdom Tooth Removal is painful procedure?
You will be injected with the local Anaesthetic to numb the area. It is a painless procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
To understand tooth extraction procedure, we have made sections below to help you know more about your tooth removal process. There are only two ways to remove wisdom tooth, surgical or non-surgical approach.
Non-Surgical/Simple Tooth Extraction:
Tooth can easily be pulled out without need of raising a flap, bone cutting. It doesn't need any kind of surgical intervention.
Surgical Tooth Extraction :
As the same suggest, it involves minor surgery and may involve raising a flap, bone cutting and suture placement. When sutures are placed, they needs to be removed after 7 days.
Mobile Tooth :
When a tooth is mobile or lose, those tooth can be easily pulled out. This procedure doesn't take more than just few minutes.
Root Stumps :
Root stumps( when crown of tooth is lost due to caries) can be easily removed in many cases but
sometimes it needs surgical intervention such as bone cutting and also placing sutures.
Teeth that are firm and are grossly decayed that can't be saved can also be removed based upon clinician's clinical finding. It may or may not need surgical intervention.
Ankylosed Tooth :
Some tooth are ankylosed and can only be removed by bone cutting. A oral and maxillofacial surgeon is needed for tooth extraction such as for ankylosed tooth and impacted Tooth.
Any tooth can failed to erupt properly which would make them impacted, and in many cases those tooth may need to be removed with minor oral surgery. Most commonly impacted tooth are wisdom tooth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost
Wisdom tooth Extraction cost ranges from Rs 1000 to Rs 4500 in Gurgaon. The charges for wisdom tooth removal depends if it will be removed by non-surgical or surgical procedure. Wisdom Tooth that is deeply seated inside the jaw bone will be charged more compared to the tooth that is partially impacted or fully erupted.
When a Oral and maxillofacial surgeon is required for tooth removal then cost will from Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 4500/- per tooth.