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Wisdom Teeth Removal and Extraction

At Lane & Associates, we’ve found that most of our dental patients begin developing wisdom teeth between the ages of 15-25, although there are exceptions to this rule. A majority of individuals will deal with wisdom teeth pain or discomfort at some point in their lives.

Impacted wisdom teeth in particular (wisdom teeth that failed to erupt and have been trapped in the jawbone and/or gum tissue) have the potential to cause swelling, ulceration, damage to surrounding teeth, or periodontal disease. For this reason, it’s important that you or your child consults with your oral surgeon in the Triangle or Triad as close to the age of 18 as possible to avoid these complications.

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Learn About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Lane & Associates is happy to provide all treatment options regarding your wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth removal is recommended (removal is not always necessary, and some individuals will never develop wisdom teeth at all), our experienced oral surgeons will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for you through sedation dentistry and other state-of-the-art methods.

Our Raleigh-Durham, NC wisdom tooth extraction procedure is offered in-house for the comfort and convenience of our patients — no need to visit a separate oral surgeon!

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Greensboro, and surrounding areas, or to request an appointment, please contact Lane & Associates today. We can be reached by phone at 1-877-526-3337 or online. Find the location nearest to you to get started!

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Does Medical Insurance Cover Wisdom Teeth Removal?

When your dentist recommends you or your children have their wisdom teeth removed, common questions are: Does my medical insurance cover the procedure? How much is this going to cost? Unfortunately, there is no one answer for every patient. Each patient and case is unique with many different factors that play into the cost and whether or not insurance will cover the procedure.

How many wisdom teeth need to be removed? How impacted and how difficult will they be to remove? Do you have dental insurance, medical insurance, or both? How much coverage does your insurance provide? All of these are factors when it comes to the cost of having wisdom teeth removed.

For the best answer, contact your insurance provider, both dental and medical, to find out if wisdom tooth extraction is covered. Lane and Associates is proud to be in-network with over 18 Dental Insurance providers. We file all of your insurance claims for you so only your copay is due at the time of service. If you have questions about billing or which insurance plans we accept, one of our staff members would be happy to discuss them with you.

Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. Some people don’t even have wisdom teeth! Those are the lucky ones. Sometimes your wisdom teeth are causing no pain at all and the dentist is still saying that you need them removed. Why? Wisdom teeth, the third and final set of molars that a person gets, can get stuck or impacted in your jaw and unable to break through. Your mouth may be too small to make room for the teeth, or they could be growing in at an angle to other teeth. Any of these issues can cause the wisdom teeth to damage your other teeth, especially if you’ve previously had braces or aligners.

What if I don’t have my wisdom teeth removed?

If your dentist recommends having your wisdom teeth removed and you choose to not do so, you are risking many future oral issues. The wisdom teeth can push your other teeth around and lead to crookedness and bite issues. The wisdom teeth can also cause jaw damage, sinus issues, inflamed gums, cavities, and alignment issues. Wisdom teeth removal is a common, every day procedure, and not one that you should avoid.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Payment Plan

Having your wisdom teeth removed is just part of the process of growing up for many people, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a hassle to schedule! We understand that wisdom teeth removal can throw a wrench in your plans, which is why we do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible – that includes working with our patients on finding a payment plan that fits their budget.

Talk to our team at Lane and Associates Family Dentistry if you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth removal payment plan options. We are also in network with over 18 different insurance providers and even accept Medicaid at some offices. If you do not currently have dental insurance, we will be happy to work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget. Have questions about an upcoming wisdom tooth removal consultation or would like to schedule a second opinion? Talk to our team today.