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Old 01-29-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

What is the cheapest and fairly decent form of anesthesia for the extraction of 4 wisdom teeth...one of which is an angular impacted wisdom tooth. The people at my oral surgeon's office say its $500 extra for general anesthesia (which my insurance does not cover). Is this reasonable? I mean, i can handle some pain, so I'm not even sure if i should go with general anesthesia. Any ideas?

 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

I got something called IV Conscious Sedation - you're still asleep, it's just not as deep a sleep as you would be under general, and it's less risky than general. Cheaper too! I saved my receipt; the IV was $290. I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed two weeks ago.

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Old 01-30-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

I had the same thing when I had 24 teeth pulled for my dentures. It cost me $300.00. I don't think I'd want to be aware of what was going on having teeth pulled but I'm a chicken.

 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

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What is the cheapest and fairly decent form of anesthesia for the extraction of 4 wisdom teeth...one of which is an angular impacted wisdom tooth. The people at my oral surgeon's office say its $500 extra for general anesthesia (which my insurance does not cover). Is this reasonable? I mean, i can handle some pain, so I'm not even sure if i should go with general anesthesia. Any ideas?

When I had my wisdom teeth removed, I just got Nitrus Oxide (it is referred to as "laughing gas"). You are NOT put asleep but you feel very comfortable and relaxed. It is also cheaper and less dnagerous than general anesthesia.
GOOD LUCK!

 
Old 02-02-2004, 09:14 AM   #5
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Re: general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

Having 2 lowers wisdom teeth removed Tuesday. Oral surgeon gave me a couple opotions. 1) IV sedation... light sleep 2) valium, novacane and possibly nitris. I opted for number 2 since I am fearfull of being put to sleep. Will let you know how it goes Wed. Good luck.... I am nervous but just keep saying it could be worse.. Kerry

 
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Re: general anesthesia and wisdom teeth

What is the approx. cost to extract 4 wisdom teeth. I have no insurance.

 
Old 02-04-2004, 11:23 AM   #7
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What is the approx. cost to extract 4 wisdom teeth. I have no insurance.
It depends on your particular oral surgeon, but the average is around $1200 - 1500. Mine was $1560, with IV sedation. I think they charge by how many teeth are actually being removed and whether or not they're impacted. At least that's the conclusion I'm coming to by looking at my receipt here.

 
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