Tooth extractions - Costs and prices.
Here's a "ballpark" estimate of the price that you might pay to have a tooth extracted by a general dentist. (We discuss the issue of dental insurance coverage below.)
A) "Simple" tooth extraction - permanent tooth.
The fee shown above is our cost estimate for what is termed a "simple" extraction. A simple extraction is the normal, uncomplicated permanent tooth extraction. The tooth being extracted is fully erupted (penetrated through the gum tissue) and has a relatively normal orientation and positioning. It may or may not have portions missing due to fracture, tooth decay or a lost restoration.
B) "Surgical" tooth extraction - permanent tooth.
$180.00 - $350.00
Some erupted teeth must be removed surgically. The cost estimate shown above is for surgically extracting an erupted tooth, meaning one that has come into place having a relatively normal positioning. This is a different classification than an "impacted" tooth.
C) "Simple" tooth extraction - deciduous tooth (baby tooth).
$50.00 - $90.00
The fee range shown above may seem somewhat exorbitant considering that so many baby teeth either "fall out" or are wiggled out by children on their own. However, the "rootless" state that we are most familiar with is only the end-stage of a baby tooth's life. For most of its existence, a baby tooth does have a root system and its presence adds to the difficulty of extracting it.