The cost of wisdom tooth surgery depends primarily on the type of surgery and patient preferences (type of anesthesia, etc.). All variants at a glance.

Outpatient surgery with local anesthesia is usually covered by health insurance.

  • Additional costs may be incurred if the patient requests that the surgery be performed as an inpatient procedure with general anesthesia by the dentist.
  • Or if special requests exist (for example, the use of nitrous oxide in anxiety patients or the transfer of the wisdom tooth in place of a diseased molar).

Similarly, the duration of surgery and aftercare also vary depending on the surgical option.

Here you will find an overview of the possible types of surgery and the costs incurred.

Simple removal

  • Prerequisite: The wisdom teeth lie well and are still healthy.
  • Preparation: Do not take aspirin one week before
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia
  • Duration: Outpatient – about an hour
  • Post-treatment: 2-3 days sufficient rest, after about 1 week remove stitches, 2 weeks no sports
  • Costs: health insurance

Anesthesia with nitrous oxide

  • Prerequisite: Teeth are badly positioned and/or you are afraid of the operation
  • Preparation: do not take aspirin one week before
  • Anesthesia: nitrous oxide and local anesthesia
  • Duration: Outpatient – one to several hours
  • Aftercare: 2-3 days sufficient rest, after about 1 week remove stitches, 2-6 weeks do not play sports – follow additional instructions of the doctor: Jaw may need to be rested for a longer period
  • Cost: $100 to $200

Anesthesia during wisdom teeth removal

Additional sedation

  • Prerequisite: The teeth are in a bad position and/or you are afraid of the surgery
  • Preparation: Do not take aspirin one week before, do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before
  • Anesthesia: sedation and local anesthesia
  • Duration: Outpatient – several hours or inpatient
  • Aftercare: 1 day after surgery do not drive, do not enter into contracts, etc., 2-3 days sufficient rest, after about 1 week remove stitches, 2-6 weeks do not play sports – follow additional instructions of the doctor: Jaw may need to be rested for a longer period
  • Costs: Is covered by health insurance under special circumstances, for example, children and disabled. In any case, one should seek the opinion of the health insurance company beforehand and get a cost estimate beforehand (especially in the case of private payment)

The costs are time-dependent and range from $80 to $180 per hour.

General anesthesia

  • Prerequisite: The teeth are badly positioned and/or you are afraid of the operation
  • Preparation: Do not take aspirin one week before, do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before
  • Anesthesia: general anesthesia
  • Duration: Outpatient – several hours or inpatient
  • Aftercare: 1 day after surgery do not drive, do not enter into contracts, etc., 2-3 days sufficient rest, after about 1 week remove stitches, 2-6 weeks do not play sports – follow additional instructions of the doctor: Jaw may need to be spared for a longer time

The cost depends on the time and is between $250 and $350 per hour.

DVT (three-dimensional imaging) before surgery

  • Prerequisite: Teeth lying deep in the jawbone (impacted), displaced teeth, teeth lying close to a nerve, inflammation/abscess
  • Preparation: as above, depending on anesthesia
  • Anesthesia: under consultation with a physician, possibly general anesthesia
  • Duration: Outpatient – several hours or inpatient
  • Aftercare: as above, depending on anesthesia
  • Costs: Three-dimensional imaging is not covered by health insurance

The cost ranges from $100 to $300.

Private payer

The cost of the entire treatment depends on the type of anesthesia, the duration, and the difficulty of the operation.

The cost of preparation for surgery (X-ray analysis, CT, DVT, teeth cleaning, pre-treatment) must also be included. Therefore, the total costs are very different. They can range from $300 to $800 per tooth.