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tooth extraction cost
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: gary moon in cedar hill, TX.Posted: March 2nd, 2010 10:03AM
Which Tooth: second bottom molar
Had severe pain due to decay and got tooth removed by general dentist in Dallas,Tx area for above amount. Procedure took less than 15mins and was relatively simple. Tooth was extracted without any complications.
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Total Package
Amount: $7,400.00
Posted by: stetson in Augusta, ME.Posted: February 1st, 2010 09:02PM
Which Tooth: all
I went for all my x-rays today and I set down
with the business manager of this large Dental
company and about fell out of my chair when I was given the estimate for my dentures ! I was
under the impression the whole deal would cost me under 3k when I got the price of 7400 hundred
I told the business manager I have been without
wages for 7 months waiting for disability to come through so money been very tight to say the least.There's no way I can afford that kind of money.They want over 4k to pull my teeth that's
highway robbery.I'll go shopping around town tomorrow and see what I can do about finding a new dentist that I can afford.This sucks!This is the first time in my life I can't do a medical procedure because of lack of decent insurance.I ran my own business for 18 years and worked full time during the day.
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feel traumatized a bit and over charged
Amount: $400.00
Posted by: a user in marlboro, MA.Posted: January 27th, 2010 06:01PM
Which Tooth: second from last molar
I had a bad infected tooth and needed it pulled. I have no insurance so i had to pay $100 just to get an exam. The office told me that if i were to get the tooth pulled that day it would be $185 all together, but here is the kicker they didnt want to do i because i have bad anxiety when it comes to the dentist so they refered me to an oral surgeon so i could be partially sedated. The office there quoted me at $300 and thinking it would be worth it to not be traumatized i agreed and payed upfront before i went in. When i got in the chair to my supprise they started sticking me with needles and i wasnt getting sedated. I concequently started to have an anxiety attack. When i told the nurse i was expecting some kind of sedation she told me to get over it and that i shouldnt be reacting this way and that little kids could handle it. it took them a long time to finally get me numb and then the extraction was simple it took 2 seconds. I feel ripped off and i have no idea what to do about it.
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Over charges
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: The nurse in the front in Montebello, CA.Posted: January 20th, 2010 09:01PM
Which Tooth: None yet
This is a comment to David O. in Walnut Creek. I work in a doctors and i deal with the billing. Yes when a doctor or any doctor for a fact will over charge you by a lot. When we bill insurance they usually give back anywhere from 10-20% depending on the provider discount. You can try talking them down to half the price since they wont get close to 30% of what they bill to the insurance anyways. Hope this helps for you and anyone else who might have been quoted too high =)
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wisdom teeth
Amount: $991.20
Posted by: ga in Atanta, GA.Posted: January 14th, 2010 10:01AM
Which Tooth: 1 & 16
top two wisdom teeth removed. anesthesia and decadron injection. this was after 20% discount plan was applied...no insurance.
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One molar surgical extraction
Amount: $325.00
Posted by: extraction and some in Princeton, NJ.Posted: December 30th, 2009 07:12PM
Which Tooth: it was upper molar (not 3rd)
My general dentist referred me to oral surgeon. He spent 15 minutes with me to inject lidocaine, and then to pull the upper molar tooth out. Hygienist was with me too, and another one came in to help and keep my head stable during the last pullin. They bill me $325; insurance and insurance discounts make my out of pocket only $60. Sad to have tooth pulled due to lack of getting filling for 2-surfaces (but, dentist said removing decay most likely wouldve caused root canal therapy too and crown). So, a treatment of ~$960 outpocket for rootcanal and crown, turned to $60 + ~$3600 for implant,abutement, and crown.
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21 teeth extraction
Amount: $4,371.00
Posted by: Natee in tacoma, WA.Posted: December 22nd, 2009 10:12PM
Which Tooth: 21 teeth total
The cost to remove 21 teeth was quoted for $4, 371. Insurance pays $1,500 and the doctor gave a discount of $1,848. So the out of pocket amount is $1,023.

The cost quoted for dentures (uppers and lowers) is $4,830. The insurance will pay $1,500. So the out of pocket amount will be 3,330.
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canine tooth broken at gum line. No pain. Any harm in postponing removal?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in blue ridge, GA.Posted: December 14th, 2009 10:12PM
Which Tooth: right upper canine
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Extractions and Lower Denture
Amount: $1,000.00
Posted by: Bubba P in diamond bar, CA.Posted: December 3rd, 2009 10:12PM
Which Tooth: 1 lower left rear and 4 lower front
Extracting 5 teeth for a lower denture. Dentist offering a discount on dentures for the month of Dec. 500.00 for the lower denture. Since I am paying cash, I was charged 100.00 for each extraction. Total 1000.00. Will have the denture the same day of the extraction. Will probably need denture relining in a few months at an addition cost following shrinking of the gum. Work is being done in 5 days.
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21 extractions
Amount: $5,725.00
Posted by: unbelievable in Salisbury, MA.Posted: December 1st, 2009 11:12AM
Which Tooth: no molars/no wisdom
I haven't had it done yet 'cause I can't afford this sickening price. My plan is to get dentures because I'm constantly in pain. $225.00 per tooth..so I continue to suffer. Complete upper and lower dentures will cost me $2860.00 After my insurance pays thier$487.50 I'll only have to pay $8037.50. So I suffer.
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Extraction
Amount: $465.00
Posted by: a user in healdsburg, CA.Posted: November 17th, 2009 02:11PM
Had a vertical crack in the only tooth left on right side molars have been gone for years lots of pain and no sleep for 3 days went to dental office recommended by 1800dentist and got ripped off for simple extraction 400 plus 65 for him to tell me it would cost 400 to pull. I asked him to check my other teeth and he said he would not for some reason this guy must have forgot he requested 65 for exam i paid him and did not recieve the service? some do take advantage of cash customers knowing insurance would have only paid 125-200 for that extraction no honor among men.
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tooth exctaction
Amount: $476.00
Posted by: jackmaxolas711 in Greenwood, IN.Posted: November 17th, 2009 09:11AM
Which Tooth: A & S
Total is after insurance and this also includes to spacers for my 10 year old son.
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Tooth extraction
Amount: $1,350.00
Posted by: User in Wisc in Lake Genea, WI.Posted: November 13th, 2009 12:11PM
Which Tooth: Molar 15
Per my dentist, I need to have my molar extracted. The tooth next to my molar is the anchor for a bridge and she said it is to close and may destroy the anchor tooth. The $1350. estimate includes mixing my blood with bone to fill the empty hole. Does this sound OK and cost?Thanks
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2 molars
Amount: $52.50
Posted by: mcy in Seattle, WA.Posted: October 30th, 2009 02:10PM
Which Tooth: back 2 molars
I had 2 back molars removed yesterday for $250 before insurance, $50 after. Cheap!
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Wisdom teeth
Amount: $1,625.00
Posted by: GabbyJ in Gulfport, MS.Posted: October 29th, 2009 11:10AM
Which Tooth: Wisdom Teeth
I am under Tricare United Concordia dental. They cover all but 372 for my wisdom teeth extraction, I mostly paid for the general anesthesia. But the problem is I need a root canal, which is 450 and then like 500-1000 for a crown(crazy) Or I could go to the original oral surgeon and get it extracted which will be 500. They covered my wisdom but not this upper right molar. Sound fair? I think not!
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College of Dentistry, University of Iowa
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: a user in Coralville, IA.Posted: October 22nd, 2009 04:10AM
Which Tooth: #23, 26, 29
I had 3 teeth extracted yesterday as part of in-progress work that will total bet. $2400 and $2600, inc. scaling, replacing old fillings, whitening, and a permanent partial incl 4 artificial teeth. The work is performed by either 3rd year or grad students under supervision of professors. You have to pay as you go for each procedure. Two students did the work yesterday and it was passed on by their professor. I'm very pleased with their work and would suggest anyone find a dental school if they can, even if they have to travel a ways. It's worth the savings and I believe you can be assured of getting the best.
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How can they sleep at night?
Amount: $3,600.00
Posted by: Mouthful'o Teeth in Omaha, AR.Posted: October 14th, 2009 02:10PM
Which Tooth: 3rd and 4th molars
I am one of the few, cursed with 7 wisdom teeth, and all four of the 3rd molars are impacted. So, I'm looking at $500-750 per tooth for the 3rd molars and $250-400 for the supernumerary molars. With no Insurance and having lost my job back in June, it seems I have no choice but to suffer and endure the pains of crowding, swelling, and migraines everyday. Anyone have a resolution? Prayer is the only hope at this point.
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tooth extraction
Amount: $335.00
Posted by: AZgal in humbolt, AZ.Posted: October 12th, 2009 08:10PM
Which Tooth: 31 lower right molar
my back tooth broke on a thurs. night, and split down the middle.it was brittle from lots of drilling and fillings (that had fallen out)now it was like a splintered bone sticking out of my lower jaw, couldn't swallow without bumping it. bad pain + i had a terrible time finding dentist open next a.m.(friday) as this is just a small area they have gone to short weeks (ie: tues. -thurs.) this limits your bargaining power, obviously. i did find someone who would take me about 40 mins. away. I ended up with 'surgical' removal, some cutting tooth and gum up (yikes),multiple shots in jaw bec. the sucker wouldn't budge. so my price really was reasonable bec. of tooth location and the emergency nature. it included gas & shots, xray & exam, dissoluble stitches.
i feel better having read these posts, and it is very helpful to read others comments. i don't have ins., but don't mind paying a fair price. it is embarrassing to see some dentists' over the top numbers. the poster was right- do shop around if you have the time-there are big differences out there.
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Pulling #5 now, then later all 4 wisdoms
Amount: $1,087.00
Posted by: John P. in Greensboro, NC.Posted: October 9th, 2009 09:10PM
Which Tooth: # 5, 1, 16, 17, 32
Reading this site has been such a relief! Yesterday (10/8/2009), I had to back out of a emergency extraction (#5 was hurting like hell) because I didn't have my $193.00 co-pay (total cost $266.00). With pain-killers, I have to await another paycheck in 2 weeks - ha. This #5 tooth was initially (Dec. 2008) a root-canal candidate, but by August this year, half of it broke off (in pieces - i actually saved these pieces for a while - hehe) until now it's beyond redemption... it's got to come out.
My initial dentist (2008) who was not on my CIGNA network, charged me $215.00 per quad (total $860, my share was $640.00 - ouchie!) for deep cleaning. Her office mgr deceived me (about the cost) at the outset, until it was too late, and I had to scrape and scrawl to come up with that money. Sadly, the dentist herself was superb, i just felt deceived by the office mgr, and have asked them to transfer my records to my wife's dentist (who is a network provider with impeccable credentials, and whom I should have gone to in the first place!)
The old dentist (and her network of high-priced, fancy oral surgeons) quoted me near $3000.00 for the extractions and root-canal listed above. But not anymore, I'm outta there!
The five extractions listed above (anesthesia, etc. included) will now run me $1480 total. After insurance (shitty still, if you ask me), I pay $1087 total. ($193.00 for #5, $894.00 for the 4 wisdoms). My goal is to extract #5 first (in 2 weeks). Then will probably do #16 and #17 before end of the year. Wisdom #17 is growing at an angle and impacting the next molar. It'd be REAL TOUGH budget-wise for my family, and we'll most certainly have no Christmas to speak of this year. It's a paycheck to paycheck existence as it is!
#1 and #32 will have to wait until 2010 sometime.
Thanks to all you guys for coming out here to share your experiences. Such a comfort to know that we're not the only ones suffering through doctor and dentist bills.
God help us all!
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wisdom tooth extraction
Amount: $900.00
Posted by: artcat26 in Manchester, NH.Posted: August 31st, 2009 10:08AM
Which Tooth: 4 wisdom
I spoke with 2 seperate oral surgeons in Southern NH. My estimate was approximately 350.00 per tooth (all four of which are completely erupted). The first visit plus x-rays would be 180.00 at one doctor and 250 at the other. The big expense was being put under which would cost me almost 1,000.00. Both estimates with everything came to approximately 2,500.00. I then called Aspen Dental who said that my first visit with x-rays was FREE because I didn't have insurance. I just came home with an estimate of 900.00 to have all four taken out and thats with novacaine. They gave me many options both medically and financially. First they told me I could have one of the dentists remove my teeth, but they can only administer novacine and can't put me under. My other option was to make an appointment with their oral surgeon who came in twice a month. It would cost a little more per tooth, but he would be able to put me under for the procedure and this would cost an extra 350.00. Thats a big difference from the 950.00 I was told by the other two offices.I will be using Care Credit to pay for my treatment which offers no interest plans. So shop around it's definitely worth it.
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tooth extraction
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: lovebug24 in Deer Wood, MN.Posted: August 25th, 2009 06:08PM
Which Tooth: 18
Had no insurance. Smile center did it on a Sunday altogether 180.00.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction - 12 year old
Amount: $2,735.00
Posted by: David O in Walnut Creek, CA.Posted: August 25th, 2009 01:08PM
Which Tooth: all four wisdom teeth
We haven't done this yet, but our dental surgeon gave us that price. We've run out of dental insurance money so are stuck with this cost unless we negotiate it down. My thinking is that this is the cost they bill the insurance company, and the actual fees they receive are always lower based on their contract with the provider. Anybody have experience with these kinds of over-charges? I'm reluctant to pay all cash for this--seems like the insurance company negotiated rate would likely be a third or more less than the price quoted.
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Tooth pulled
Amount: $606.00
Posted by: Joet in Chester County, PA.Posted: August 20th, 2009 05:08AM
Which Tooth: One Back upper Molar
Had to have tooth removed due to infection of the bone from periodontal issues, That was $250 after I asked ( begged )for a 10% discount. The rest was for a bone graft, that the dentist said was needed to stabilize the adjacent teeth. Sounds logical but what do I know. The bone graft seems a bit outrageous cost wise, just filling the empty space with some bone graft material that can't cost that much and maybe 5 minutes extra time. I don't have dental insurance, but maybe I got to look into it at this point. If extractions are done by an oral surgeon, other than a regular dentist, maybe my Blue Shield Medical Insurance would have covered this, don't know. Too late now but I got to look into something. I have to go back for a periodontal exam and start scaling etc. God knows what that will cost, but I guess it beats pulling all my teeth and getting dentures. I'm going to look into taking a trip to Mexico, as mentioned by another guy.
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Extractions
Amount: $366.00
Posted by: CindiS99 in Stafford, VA.Posted: August 15th, 2009 06:08AM
Which Tooth: lower wisdom
My husband had his 2 lower wisdoms pulled, pan exray, and exam came to $429.00 after our Aetna Vital Savings discount it was $366.00.

Wanted to add for those who are have all their teeth removed for dentures... check out affordabledentures.com It is $65 to $120 per extraction. I am getting their cheap upper partial for $285.00 and then I plan to go for implants.
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impacted wisdom tooth extraction
Amount: $395.00
Posted by: J o in Morristown, NJ.Posted: August 14th, 2009 12:08AM
Which Tooth: 17
My wisdom tooth had an enormous cavity that was painful every night. It was growing into the adjacent tooth and xray showed it cutting into the enamel of the tooth next to it. My dentist couldnt extract because of the angle. My oral surgeon who removed two previous wisdom teeth did it. He was extremely fast and I didn't feel anything after only having the gums numbed. In fact I was surprised when the nurse said it was out. He put in a stitch to close it up. Cost was $395 and I have no insurance, and that includes the follow up visit. I provided him a print out of an xray image so he didnt do the full mouth single xray that normally costs around $125. The huge cavity showed some infection so he gave me a script for an amoxicillin antibiotic which cost $11 for about ten days, again no insurance. Tylenol 3 also cost $11 but I only used one tablet. Some soreness but no real pain. Previous extractions in 2004 cost either 250 or 300 at the same oral surgeon, so either this extraction was more complex or prices have risen 30% in a few years. His office is across from Morristown Memorial Hospital in a prestigious medical professionals building. As an aside, my dentist in an expensive area of central Philadelphia charged $930 for full mouth scaling/deep cleaning and quoted $250 to pull the wisdom tooth but it turned out to be too complex for him. Initial visit with full xrays and charting my teeth pockets for the cleaning cost $170. A clinic in a ghetto area of town quoted, I think, $600 for full mouth deep cleaning/scaling, plus the cost of the initial visit which I did not get a quote for (price is even cheaper if you can show that you have low income). As for the Brit above who mentions his $5 extraction - that's cheap but you're paying for it through higher taxes somewhere along the line.
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extraction and graft
Amount: $850.00
Posted by: toothless in l.a. in los angeles, CA.Posted: August 7th, 2009 05:08PM
Which Tooth: #28
beverly hills oral surgeon. probably 20% over market price, to pay for his rent.
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tooth pulled
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: mike G in bound brook, NJ.Posted: July 28th, 2009 04:07PM
Which Tooth: top back one
This was years ago in bound brook NJ. Dentist charged me for EVERYTHING gas shots anything that was used or done was itemized and charged to my account. would not let me drive home had to get someone to pick me up after.
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extraction
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: mikeA in germantown, MD.Posted: July 22nd, 2009 02:07PM
i have not yet gone to the dentist,but while asking around for quote,it is apparent to me that these dentists can charge whatever they please.it is completely ridiculous.$500 for removing a tooth?....yet another reason to HATE dentists!!!
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Extraction
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: Tammy in Enid, OK.Posted: July 9th, 2009 03:07PM
Which Tooth: #122
Charged $150.00 for 2 min worth of work. 40 for 5 min too tell me what I already knew. 35.00 for three exrays of the tooth that needed pulled , that took 6 min or so. so ruffley 20 min of time lets say 1/2 hr . thats $450.00 hr They seem to think their saving your life . I agree they deserve a pay check but the President of the United states doesn,t even make $450.00 hr wheres consumer protection our goverment should supply for us.

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wisdom teeth
Amount: $1,988.00
Posted by: ronnie in orlando, FL.Posted: June 29th, 2009 06:06PM
Which Tooth: 4-wisdom teeth
had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted. bony-
iv sedation. took 1hr. 15min.
insurance paid half of the $1988.00.
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