As odd as it may sounds, in some cases tooth extractions will be required prior to beginning the dental implants procedure. This can be necessary for several reasons such as:
- the implant is intended to replace a severely damaged tooth that will cause further oral health issues if not removed
- the patient will be receiving a fixed bridge which will require multiple dental implants and a clear spacing between the implants for the bridge to fit smoothly. In this case, several teeth may need to be extracted.
In either case, the periodontist will need to extract one or more teeth which, depending on the complexity of the operation, the number of teeth that need to be extracted and the location of the teeth that need to be extracted, the price can vary quite a bit.
Simple Tooth Extraction
A simple tooth extraction occurs when the damaged tooth is still accessible without making any incisions, allowing the dentist to remove the tooth with forceps and some local anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable for the patient. This is the most common type of tooth extraction and can cost anywhere from $70 to around $250.
Surgical Tooth Extraction
In a more serious case where the tooth can not be simply removed using forceps, a surgical procedure will be necessary. This is often the case if the tooth is severely damaged or decayed to the point that it does not portrude past the gum line. In this scenario, an oral surgeon will be required to operate on the patient using more advanced tools and techniques to cut an incision in the gum tissue to be able to remove the tooth.
For a more complex surgical tooth extraction which requires and oral surgeon, you can be looking to pay anywhere from $150 to around $600