Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.09.2012, 01:04
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 211
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 100 Times in 50 Posts
loobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeable
Wisdom teeth out....

Hello. Whilst back in the UK a few weeks ago, I had an appointment with my dentist there, (for getting a filling re-done) and had an x-ray done, and was advised to have my 2 bottom wisdom teeth out. The problem is they have come through on their side, pushing against the tooth next to it, and there is a small gap between them, meaning food is getting caught in them, and therefore it's starting to decay!

So I was told I needed to have the bottom 2 out under a general anaesthetic, but the problem is I am here ha ha. Didn't have any problems with them, until about 2 days ago when it really started to ache a bit on one side.

My question is.....does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to have them out over here? I literally have no clue whatsoever, as have never had any dealings with doctors, dentists or anything in Switzerland so have no clue. Has anyone HAD this procedure done? Any recommendations for dentists? I am in Solothurn, but would travel if needs be.....

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07.09.2012, 01:40
adrianlondon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 9,131
Groaned at 170 Times in 153 Posts
Thanked 25,643 Times in 6,892 Posts
adrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Fly back and get them done by your UK dentist. It'll be cheaper, and you get a "free" trip home.

Unless Swiss health insurance covers it, but I imagine it's just considered routine dental work so it won't.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07.09.2012, 08:41
Sbrinz's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,866
Groaned at 563 Times in 354 Posts
Thanked 11,548 Times in 5,941 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

You might get extraction of wisdom teeth done on your basic insurance, however this is a very quick and cheap procedure: choose a dental surgeon to do the job (http://yellow.local.ch/en/q?what=den...here=&rid=gjG9)

Extraction is probably cheaper than 2 Easyjet tickets.

http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/krank...x.html?lang=en

translated with Google,

Will mandatory health insurance dental treatments?
Basically dental procedures are not covered. Only reimbursed dental treatments that are caused by a serious and unavoidable disease of the masticatory system or by a serious illness or its consequences or for the treatment of a serious illness or their consequences are necessary (Art. 31 KVG). According to settled case-law, the list of diseases that require dental treatment that is at the expense of compulsory health insurance, admissible (BGE 129 V 80). These conditions are set out in Articles 17 to 19 of the Nursing Services Ordinance (KLV)
http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/sr/c832_112_31.html.

5.17
Congenital dysplasia of the teeth, provided that at least twelve teeth of the permanent dentition after eruption are highly infested and if these a definitive restoration using circular enclosures is predictable;

Anodontia congenita totalis or anodontia partialis congenita wisdom teeth when not investing at least two adjacent permanent teeth or four permanent teeth per jaw, exclusive;

Hyperodontia congenita, or if the supernumerary teeth or cause intramaxillary intramandibuläre deviation, which requires treatment apparatus;

Micrognathia inferior congenita requiring treatment with the first year occurring swallowing and breathing problems, or if:

- cephalometric analysis shows a discrepancy in the sagittal jaw base relationship with an angle of at least 9 degrees ANB (or of at least 7 degrees in combination with a jaw base angle of at least 37 degrees);
- present in the permanent teeth, excluding third molars, buccal nonocclusion of at least three pairs of antagonists in the posterior half of each jaw;


Mordex apertus congenitus if a vertical open bite is after eruption of permanent incisors and the cephalometric analysis shows a pine base angle of 40 degrees or more (or at least 37 degrees in combination with an angle ANB of at least 7 degrees); Mordex clausus congenitus if a deep bite after eruption of permanent incisors and the cephalometric analysis shows there is a pine base angle of 12 degrees or less (or 15 degrees and less when combined with an ANB angle of at least 7 degrees);
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07.09.2012, 09:12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: near Lausanne
Posts: 376
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 171 Times in 103 Posts
LearningAlways has earned some respectLearningAlways has earned some respect
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

My daughter had all four of her wissom teeth removed in June by an oral surgeon in Lausanne. The cost was about 1500 chf including the appointments before and after but not including the xrays. I expect that about 500 chf will be covered by her insurance because she has somewhat higher dental coverage.

You may want to look into the advisability of having only the bottom ones removed - dentists I've talked to don't like to leave teeth on the top that don't have a corresponding tooth on the bottom, or vice versa. But that is a whole other issue.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank LearningAlways for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 07.09.2012, 09:22
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 15
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
dijeroma has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

I also had problems with both bottom wisdom teeth which had showed their appearance within the last year, creating great pain (mostly because of infections). I live in Lucerne, and twice had to go to the dentist to deal with the pain and only, there I had asked how much one extraction would cost and they informed around 600-700 CHF per tooth if I remember correctly.

I ended have both taken out at home in Greece (not at the same time because not advisable due to pain). 150 euro each, surgery and all so 300 euro and I was ready. Was visiting anyway (though I would not recommend travelling 2-4 days after surgery, for me at least a quite painful experience)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07.09.2012, 09:23
mimi1981's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: London, previously Basel
Posts: 3,773
Groaned at 21 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 5,792 Times in 2,173 Posts
mimi1981 has a reputation beyond reputemimi1981 has a reputation beyond reputemimi1981 has a reputation beyond reputemimi1981 has a reputation beyond reputemimi1981 has a reputation beyond reputemimi1981 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed a couple of years ago and it cost just over 1000 CHF.

I didn't have a general anaesthetic just a local. I was dreading it but it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank mimi1981 for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 07.09.2012, 09:34
sarel's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Zürich
Posts: 358
Groaned at 12 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 293 Times in 160 Posts
sarel has an excellent reputationsarel has an excellent reputationsarel has an excellent reputationsarel has an excellent reputation
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

My dentist is also a dental surgeon, he did all four in two sessions with local anesthetic and it cost me Fr. 1900.-.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07.09.2012, 22:51
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 211
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 100 Times in 50 Posts
loobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeable
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Thanks for your replies everyone.

Maybe a strange question, but, is it strange, or not done to ask for a quote as such from a dentist, or whoever? Obviously the charges vary considerably depending on the dentist, so could I do that???

The issue with flying back to the UK is that I have to wait for a referral to the hospital, have an assessment there, and then I will get given my date for the surgery. It's such a pain in the backside. So that would mean TWO return flights, and yeah....

Hmmmm.......
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07.09.2012, 22:55
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,928
Groaned at 275 Times in 195 Posts
Thanked 10,144 Times in 3,829 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

I do strongly suggest that you get those teeth out as soon as possible. Years ago, one of mine began to chip away and caused increasing nerve pain. I was in tears by the time I got them out.

(I'm so sorry if I'm not helping here...)

But I think you would be wise to get at least 2 quotes. Hopefully they can give you an idea of the price just over the phone.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07.09.2012, 23:52
Sbrinz's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,866
Groaned at 563 Times in 354 Posts
Thanked 11,548 Times in 5,941 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Dentists in Lörrach and Weil am Rhine are not too far away from you.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08.09.2012, 00:08
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Minime has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for your replies everyone.

Maybe a strange question, but, is it strange, or not done to ask for a quote as such from a dentist, or whoever?
Most definetly not. Basic healthcare insurance doesnt cover dentist-work in
switzerland which means you have to pay it yourself or get an additional insurance. As a paying customer its usual to ask for the price. You could
even get quotes from 2 or 3 different dentists (they might charge you a fee
for looking at your "case", and it wouldnt be strange to ask if they have such a fee either ):
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08.09.2012, 00:15
Captain Greybeard's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sarganserland / NW Lower Penin
Posts: 3,520
Groaned at 43 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 7,410 Times in 2,314 Posts
Captain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Quote:
View Post
Thanks for your replies everyone.

Maybe a strange question, but, is it strange, or not done to ask for a quote as such from a dentist, or whoever? Obviously the charges vary considerably depending on the dentist, so could I do that???
It is absolutely normal to ask for a quote, but very often it is not possible to calculate every detail, because certain issues may show up during the surgery and cannot be predicted.

The charges don't vary much depending on the dentist, but they may widely vary depending on the procedure to be used, and that depends on the situation, i.e. position of the teeth to be extracted, the situation and condition of the gums, the condition and position of neighboring teeth and many other factors.

Extracting one wisdom tooth may cost anywhere between CHF 140 (including basic examination, pretty straightforward, simple case) and 1000 (very complicated case, including special x-ray techniques, opening the bone, several follow-up sessions, all depending on numerous variables).
__________________

"This is AMAZING! I have the exact amount of money Joe Biden has cost us playing golf in my sweatpants pocket!" — Kona Lowell

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08.09.2012, 20:37
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 57
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 32 Times in 19 Posts
Marrisol has earned some respectMarrisol has earned some respect
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Can anyone reccomend a good dentist in Lörrach, Grenzach or Weil am Rhine? I have a hole in one of my wisdom teeth and, considering how poor my teeth are (I need to have sth done literally every 3 months), I've been advised to extract it and to do it in general anaesthesia. Normally I have no problem with just an injection, but my trusted dentist (in Poland) shared with me, that the local anaesthesia to remove this one would be pretty painful, especially since I usually need much more anaesthesia then other people. Anyway, now that I'm 4 months pregnant any action is out of the question, but I'm determined to do it ASAP after delivery.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08.09.2012, 20:52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 64
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
oozoo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon, total cost ~3000chf, all covered by basic insurance ... (- 300chf )
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank oozoo for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 08.09.2012, 20:53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 64
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
oozoo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

you should check with your basic insurance if they cover it. have your dentist send in everything up front and then wait for them to decide
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09.09.2012, 09:38
Soleil's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern
Posts: 184
Groaned at 12 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 208 Times in 86 Posts
Soleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputation
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Unfortunately I don't know anyone in the neighbourhood, I usually go back to Budapest.
I was lucky as I had only one wisdom tooth. I had to be talked into removing it by my usual dentist.
I was shaking in the surgeon's chair. He described me the whole procedure, the risks, he told me that the injection could be painful. On the contrary, it was far less painful than the usual ones.
It took 3 minutes and costed 12 KHUF (appr. 55 CHF).
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09.09.2012, 09:43
Soleil's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern
Posts: 184
Groaned at 12 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 208 Times in 86 Posts
Soleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputationSoleil has an excellent reputation
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Quote:
View Post
I had 4 wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon, total cost ~3000chf, all covered by basic insurance ... (- 300chf )
Which insurer was this?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09.09.2012, 09:54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 64
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
oozoo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

sana24 - one of the cheaper ones.

(yes the procedure was pretty bad )
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09.09.2012, 13:40
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 211
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 100 Times in 50 Posts
loobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeableloobie is considered knowledgeable
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Urgh! I am dreading it! I had 4 teeth out when I was about 14 under a local anesthetic and I just wanted to die every second I was in that chair.....call me a wuss or whatever, but I just HATE the dentist. I was actually quite glad when they said in the UK it would be a general.

Thanks for your replies everyone, I shall check to see if my insurance covers it, or whatever, or if I can get an additional insurance which might bring the cost down a bit....
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 13.11.2012, 19:19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Zürich
Posts: 35
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Aussie92 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Wisdom teeth out....

Hi,

I was just wondering if you had any luck with this and if so what you did? How much did it cost? I have 4 wisdom teeth and my dentist in Australia told me i don't have enough room and they would need to be removed. Lately they have been paining and they seem to be pushing my teeth. they have not broken the skin though.

Thanks for your help
Rhiannon
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dentist, wisdom




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bloody wisdom teeth! Leni Family matters/health 13 29.01.2011 18:00
what to eat/drink after wisdom teeth out Guest Daily life 25 25.09.2010 14:20
Wisdom teeth surgery mcgintys Family matters/health 6 26.01.2010 15:21
wisdom tooth out in Lausanne - recommendations? patrious45 Family matters/health 2 20.11.2009 13:46
wisdom teeth horror peebix Family matters/health 37 27.07.2009 19:47


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0