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Tooth extraction advice needed please - not wisdom tooth

Hello dear EFers,

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of molar tooth extraction here in Switzerland or Germany? (I'm in Zurich). Will that be of much difference to wisdom tooth removal when it comes to cost/visits?

One of my molar tooth which my UK dentist suggested removing ages ago comes to the end of its life and another molar tooth has an infection on the gum.

I have been through numerous posts about dentists but most of them are wisdom tooth removal when it comes to the extraction.

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Tooth extraction advice needed please - not wisdom tooth

Short answer: It depends.

Long answer: It depends on way too many factors to even start a comparison. I've done thousands of extractions, and they all were different. There are wisdom tooth extractions that initially seem utterly difficult but the tooth comes out very easily. There are other molar extractions that look ridiculously straightforward but aren't at all.

Other people's teeth and their extractions aren't yours. Besides that, postponing a suggested extraction for "ages" isn't exactly a good idea, but even that depends on too many variables to assess the severity of your case over the Internet.
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Re: Tooth extraction advice needed please - not wisdom tooth

Thanks Captain Greybeard. The molar tooth used to have a root canal treatment in China but later on the tooth was broke and with little pieces left to do a crown and my UK dentist couldn't reassess the root as the root canal sealed it completely. I naively didn't simply want to loose a tooth although there's only a hole with filling in it. Now that the filling is gone, so literally nothing left but 'exposed' root so I am very keen to get this tooth out. The little pieces of tooth left are not white colour anymore so I suspect the tooth is completely dead. Other than that, I didn't feel any different, and not suspect of any infection either.

I've got some quotations from various dentists but really I'm seeking some information not to get ripped off if when I was in the clinic and they suddenly say it would cost triple of their original quotation.

That's all.

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Short answer: It depends.

Long answer: It depends on way too many factors to even start a comparison. I've done thousands of extractions, and they all were different. There are wisdom tooth extractions that initially seem utterly difficult but the tooth comes out very easily. There are other molar extractions that look ridiculously straightforward but aren't at all.

Other people's teeth and their extractions aren't yours. Besides that, postponing a suggested extraction for "ages" isn't exactly a good idea, but even that depends on too many variables to assess the severity of your case over the Internet.
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I've got some quotations from various dentists but really I'm seeking some information not to get ripped off if when I was in the clinic and they suddenly say it would cost triple of their original quotation.
Raising costs in the course of such a procedure do not mean you are getting ripped off. As I wrote, sometimes the initial assessment can be very wrong, which needn't mean it was bad. There just are too many details that may affect the outcome.

My Dad had his infected appendix removed, and they found two different kinds of cancer nearby. Granted, that was covered by insurance, but the expenses were about fifty times the cost of the original appendicitis surgery.
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Re: Tooth extraction advice needed please - not wisdom tooth

Michelle55,

A molar extraction is between 180 - 230 CHF, including the follow-up visit. This is based on our point factor of 3.4 (price will be higher if the point factor of the practice is higher). As Captain Greybeard explained in his post, the difficulty of the case will also impact the price. Typical complications (and higher price) can be due to upward curved roots or tooth ankylosis - both can be determined prior to procedure from the x-ray so there should be complete transparency in terms of price prior to you going in for the treatment.

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Re: Tooth extraction advice needed please - not wisdom tooth

Thanks very much Dr. Ianev. That gives me an indication. Much appreciated


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Michelle55,

A molar extraction is between 180 - 230 CHF, including the follow-up visit. This is based on our point factor of 3.4 (price will be higher if the point factor of the practice is higher). As Captain Greybeard explained in his post, the difficulty of the case will also impact the price. Typical complications (and higher price) can be due to upward curved roots or tooth ankylosis - both can be determined prior to procedure from the x-ray so there should be complete transparency in terms of price prior to you going in for the treatment.

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