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Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

Hi everyone,

My husband needs his wisdom teeth removed. Can anyone recommend a dentist around Solothurn?

Thank you so much!
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

Depends where in SO and if you can travel a bit. I know an excellent place in lorrach
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We do not mind traveling a bit. Would you mind sharing the office information?
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http://www.arzt-auskunft.de/arzt/Loe...tinger/1111577
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Thank you so much!
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For info I had 4 teeth removed 2 impacted and 5 or 6 aftercare visits. I paid 500 euro total.
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Do they speak English?
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

rob1,

Removal of 4 teeth for 500 euros is a price you would have paid in Switzerland as well. A typical tooth removal with local anesthetic is 120 CHF - this is what we charge at our Cham practice and we follow the SSO price guidelines so you should see similar pricing in other dental practices that follow the same pricing guidelines. In Zurich it will be somewhat more expensive, as our point factor (tax punkt) is 3.4 versus a typical 4.5 for Zurich.

Whether the tooth is impacted or not does not influence the price. What influences the price are the number of roots and the difficulty of the case.

Not sure why you needed 5 or 6 aftercare visits after the removal. That many aftercare visits would suggest complications from the removal or problems with the healing process. Hopefully all resolved by now.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

Going to be needing some major dental treatment most likely the fire-in-the-hole kind of stuff.
I think I will be going here as a few of my friends recommend it for patients with extreme fear of dentist.
http://www.demajodental.org/en/treatment
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rob1,

Removal of 4 teeth for 500 euros is a price you would have paid in Switzerland as well. A typical tooth removal with local anesthetic is 120 CHF - this is what we charge at our Cham practice and we follow the SSO price guidelines so you should see similar pricing in other dental practices that follow the same pricing guidelines. In Zurich it will be somewhat more expensive, as our point factor (tax punkt) is 3.4 versus a typical 4.5 for Zurich.

Whether the tooth is impacted or not does not influence the price. What influences the price are the number of roots and the difficulty of the case.

Not sure why you needed 5 or 6 aftercare visits after the removal. That many aftercare visits would suggest complications from the removal or problems with the healing process. Hopefully all resolved by now.

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I visited 5 dentists in the basel area ALL gave prices in the region of 2000chf and above. Several after visits required as I'm a slow healer.
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I visited 5 dentists in the basel area ALL gave prices in the region of 2000chf and above. Several after visits required as I'm a slow healer.
Hi Rob,

I guess now I understand why our practice has grown so much in the last 3 years - we charge too little!

Kidding aside, there is a discrepancy here that is intriguing.

First, a quote for 2000 CHF to remove 4 teeth is almost impossible to arrive at based on Swiss SSO pricing guide, unless these were wisdom teeth that had to be cut out of your jaw in pieces and took 2 hours for the procedure. Or the dentist had to gave you 12 doses of anesthetic because you couldn't be numbed (this is a joke, no sane dentist will risk your life giving you that many doses). Just to give you a comparison, we had one patient last week who needed 9 teeth removed. As the procedure was done at one time and less anesthetic doses were needed, and since these were easy front teeth and pre-molars, the whole procedure cost 863 CHF, including the follow up exam.

Second, if your procedure was THAT complicated to warran the 2000 CHF price tag in Switzerland, there would be no way it will only cost 500 euros. We know the prices in Germany - my wife (Dr. Ianev - or Deniza by first name) is German, both her DDS and Masters in Prostodontics are from Germany and she practiced there for 7 years.

Third, if this was a complicated procedure, it is surprising that 5 dentists in Basel came to the same treatment conclusion and were within the same ballpark! We know a dentist around us who owns a Cerec milling machine and who likes to sell patients on 3000 CHF crowns even though a patient may need only a small filling. We have also seen cases where patients came for a second opinion when a dentist tried to sell them on expensive procedures involving removing healthy teeth and replacing them with implants. So we would expect to see more of a variety in quoted prices.

If you feel comfortable and don't mind sharing, please send couple of the quotes from Basel and the invoice from Germany and I will ask Deniza to review them. Just intrigued by the price difference.

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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

I had one of my wisdom teeth removed a few weeks back in Zurich at Dr. Aeschbacher's practice (Lintheschergasse 13, 8001) and in total it was around 189CHF. This included the X-ray of the tooth to be removed, the extraction and the follow up exam. I have been going to him since I moved here in 2008 and have been very happy with him and his dental hygienist. His tax point is 3.90.
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Hi Rob,

I guess now I understand why our practice has grown so much in the last 3 years - we charge too little!

Kidding aside, there is a discrepancy here that is intriguing.

First, a quote for 2000 CHF to remove 4 teeth is almost impossible to arrive at based on Swiss SSO pricing guide, unless these were wisdom teeth that had to be cut out of your jaw in pieces and took 2 hours for the procedure. Or the dentist had to gave you 12 doses of anesthetic because you couldn't be numbed (this is a joke, no sane dentist will risk your life giving you that many doses). Just to give you a comparison, we had one patient last week who needed 9 teeth removed. As the procedure was done at one time and less anesthetic doses were needed, and since these were easy front teeth and pre-molars, the whole procedure cost 863 CHF, including the follow up exam.

Second, if your procedure was THAT complicated to warran the 2000 CHF price tag in Switzerland, there would be no way it will only cost 500 euros. We know the prices in Germany - my wife (Dr. Ianev - or Deniza by first name) is German, both her DDS and Masters in Prostodontics are from Germany and she practiced there for 7 years.

Third, if this was a complicated procedure, it is surprising that 5 dentists in Basel came to the same treatment conclusion and were within the same ballpark! We know a dentist around us who owns a Cerec milling machine and who likes to sell patients on 3000 CHF crowns even though a patient may need only a small filling. We have also seen cases where patients came for a second opinion when a dentist tried to sell them on expensive procedures involving removing healthy teeth and replacing them with implants. So we would expect to see more of a variety in quoted prices.

If you feel comfortable and don't mind sharing, please send couple of the quotes from Basel and the invoice from Germany and I will ask Deniza to review them. Just intrigued by the price difference.

Cheers,
George
This was a few years ago so I don't have any paperwork. They were wisdom teeth horizontal non exposed and needed the gum cut and the tooth cut into 4 pieces for removal. Ref the quotes it ranged from 2-2500chf. The German place is very busy so maybe good prices but also a lot of referals .
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This was a few years ago so I don't have any paperwork. They were wisdom teeth horizontal non exposed and needed the gum cut and the tooth cut into 4 pieces for removal. Ref the quotes it ranged from 2-2500chf. The German place is very busy so maybe good prices but also a lot of referals .
Rob,

As a follow up to our conversation, I called (as an inquiring patient) the practice whose link you provided. They told me the price would be around 800 euros for a typical wisdom teeth operation; it will be more if the case was more difficult, but they could not say how much more without an x-ray.

I have also asked Deniza to give me a quote for a similar 4 wisdom teeth extraction via operation. She gave me a price of 1,080 CHF (based on SSO positions and our 3.4 factor).

So in this particular case there is a price difference of 200 CHF. Whether that is worth making the trips to Lorrach is an individual preference, as there are other factors to consider, not just fuel and time - like warranty, emergency follow up, etc. A higher factor will increase the price and thus increase the price difference.

Cheers,
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I'm 10 mins away so no issue for me.
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Re: Wisdom Teeth Removal - Doctor Reccomendations

There is a good English speaking surgeon in Zug (Baar). He is a face/jaw surgeon who used to work in London. His name is Dr Henri Thuau.
www.swissfacialcentre.ch
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