There are many factors that can affect the cost of having teeth extracted:
When comparing different dental insurance plans, the level of coverage and the amounts of a patient’s co-pay can be significantly different from one company to another. Traditionally PPO plans include oral surgery benefits and these plans contribute a nice portion towards the pulling of wisdom teeth. DMO/HMO typically have more exclusions, and also more limits, on any oral surgery coverage. DMO dental insurance plans also traditionally have high co-pay amounts with surgical specialty extractions for impacted teeth.
Our downtown Chicago, Illinois dental surgery office is in network with many dental insurance companies and we work very hard as patient advocates to allow our patients to take maximum advantage of their insurance benefits. We also offer financing through CareCredit to help with any co-pay amounts that are a barrier for some patients and that may otherwise prevent someone from getting a needed service performed.
Our fee-for-service (non-insurance) fees, otherwise known as “usual and customary fees” are formulated from a national database, which all dentists and specialists utilize. The NDAS (National Dental Advisory Service) compiles data annually and sets competitive, non-insurance fees for every dental procedure code (CDT). These fees vary and are determined specifically for the zip codes of dental offices in Illinois.
We understand that health care costs, without the aid of insurance, can often be difficult to budget, so we offer financing through CareCredit to allow patients to have necessary and beneficial oral surgery treatment.
At the time of consultation, and the assessment of treatment needed, a detailed treatment plan will be formulated for you, which will list all dental codes and their corresponding fees. Treatment plans will estimate insurance contributions and patient co-pay amounts to clearly outline what a patient’s out-of-pocket costs for tooth removal will be. If a patient does not have any dental insurance, then the treatment plan will not be an estimate, but rather an accurate representation of the fees that will be due at the time that services are rendered.