Sometime between your late teens and early 20s, your wisdom teeth will begin to come in.
For many, this can be a problem for several reasons.
Reasons to have wisdom tooth removed
There can be a few factors that will require a wisdom tooth to be removed; some of which are;
- Impaction: when the tooth will not come all the way out
- Sinus problems
- Infection: this often occurs when impacted teeth try to come out and food gets caught in the opening in the gum
- Not enough room: the molars do not leave enough room or the teeth have shifted slightly to not allow room for the tooth to come in
- Pointed in wrong direction: instead of pointed straight up in the lower or down in the upper they are slightly pointed to one side or other
How do you know if you need a wisdom tooth removed?
Generally, your primary dentist, while doing a regular checkup or if you have been experiencing problems will tell you if you need a wisdom tooth removed.
Often the primary dentist can do the removal of a wisdom tooth unless there is impaction or some other reason that you cannot use a local anesthesia to have the tooth removed.
Cost of removal of wisdom tooth
Insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
Check with your insurance company to be sure how much if any they will pay.
The typical cost is between $75.00 and $200.00 depending on the anesthesia and amount of time it takes to remove the tooth.
What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal in Waterloo?
The cost will depend on whether it can be done in the primary dentist office with a local anesthesia; if you need general it will probably cost a little more.