In some instances a tooth can be broken, cracked or decayed to the point the only choice is to remove it. For example, a tooth with advanced stages of periodontal disease, poorly positioned making it non-functional or broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other reasons that merit removal may be impacted teeth, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment like braces.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to chewing ability, jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
Should tooth extraction become necessary?
The cost of tooth extractions is:
$70 per tooth, regular extraction
$100 – $120 for a surgical root extraction
$120 to $230 for a wisdom tooth extraction depending on if it is erupted or impacted, and the level of difficulty. The average wisdom tooth extraction runs about $150.