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How much to remove Wisdom Tooth?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Went to dentist the other day about my aching gums, as I'm teething.
I have had trouble with this wisdom tooth trying to come through for a couple years now. But when I found a couple weeks ago that my upper wisdom tooth is coming through fine, I figured there must be something wrong with my lower jaw were my wisdom tooth is trying to push through.

The way I see it, when I feel my lower gums, compared to my upper jaw were my tooth is coming through no problem. I think it's cause there is no room for my tooth to come through in my lower jaw.

So dentist has now suggested I get it pulled out as it has been going on for soo long.

Not happy about this, but I figured if it is going to end all this hassle, so be it.
I have asked to be put to sleep for this as I am a complete wimp about this and I cannot bare to think about being awake through it. Even though people are trying to assure me that I won't feel a thing.

So was wondering, do you know how much this is going to cost me as I pay for my treatments now unfortunately?
And does it it hurt much after it is over?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if you have a general, you will need to be referred to a hospital, as dentists aren't allowed to do them any more. as you're in a hospital, it's free on the NHS, but there are usually stupidly long waiting lists (i waited 6 months before i even got on the 2.5 year waiting list).

    if you have it done by a dentist with sedation (you'll be awake, but totally monged, and probably won't remember much) it'll cost £100 - 300 per tooth.

    if you have it done privately with a general in a private hospital, it'll cost up to £2000, depending how many teeth come out.

    it's uncomfortable afterwards, but you have drugs to control any real pain and depending how hard the removal is, you can have quite a lot of swelling, but if you're in a lot of pain with it, it's definitely worth it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That much??
    Well he give me the option of getting it frozen or put to sleep as he is going to send me to a specialised as he said he can't do it. So I took it that a dentist can put you to sleep.

    The wisdom tooth hasn't came through at all... just me gum is swollen and bleeding a bit with the pressure of it coming through. So he will be going deep into my gum to get it out... :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That much??
    Well he give me the option of getting it frozen or put to sleep as he is going to send me to a specialised as he said he can't do it. So I took it that a dentist can put you to sleep.

    the specialist will probably be an oral surgeon, if it's complicated. dentists can do the simple extractions, but not the slightly more dodge ones. and if you have been referred, i'd imagine it'd be to a dental hospital or the oral surgery part of a normal hospital. if you have, and you're an inpatient at the hospital when you have it done, it'll be free.

    the prices for private treatment are the ones i was quoted in the summer in my area. they might vary in other places.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ah right, yeah I understand now.
    Well I still have to hear from his assistant, as she is to phone me to let me know when I will be booked into this other place as he said it will take a couple weeks before it will be done.

    I know I should have asked him there, and then when he was explaining this to me, but I was just under shock and was a nervous wreck in thinking about getting this done as I was trying to avoid having to do this, ya see :(

    But yeah, thank you for explaining that to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry to interrupt but my girlfriend is getting terrible pains from her wisom teeth, shes got a dentist appointment in 2 weeks but how long will it take to get her to hospital and have them out on the NHS?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RudeBwoy wrote:
    Sorry to interrupt but my girlfriend is getting terrible pains from her wisom teeth, shes got a dentist appointment in 2 weeks but how long will it take to get her to hospital and have them out on the NHS?
    Tell her to make an emergency appointment with the dentist. She may have to have it done privately, but if she's on their books then it shouldn't be a problem.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tell her to make an emergency appointment with the dentist. She may have to have it done privately, but if she's on their books then it shouldn't be a problem.

    Will do, thanks :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RudeBwoy wrote:
    Sorry to interrupt but my girlfriend is getting terrible pains from her wisom teeth, shes got a dentist appointment in 2 weeks but how long will it take to get her to hospital and have them out on the NHS?

    depends on the NHS in your area. but usually a long time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i had 3 of my wisdom teeth out 1 month ago - i hate dentist's myself an i put off going there for 2 years whilst my wisdom teeth were giving me hell! i finally went because i couldn't put up with the pain ay longer.
    firstly i wanted to go to the hospital to get them out, but my brother got his out in hospital and he was bruised from his chest upwards (they are a lot rougher while you are fully under) so i went and got them out in the chair - it took about 15 minutes to get 3 out and i didn't feel a thing.
    the only thing that really hurt is when the drugs wore off - put if you keep up the panadol you should be fine.
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