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Old 06.06.2019, 20:10
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Re: Wisdom teeth removal - doctor recommendation/ actual prices?

I had mine done in February this year at https://www.zahncity.ch/en/. I highly recommend Oscar Svennung. He took out 3 molars, 2 of which were at the bottom and impacted. Overall it cost about CHF 1300 including a panoramic X-ray. They were able to schedule me quite fast and they were super transparent with the costs at my first check up.

Recovery took about a week just because one of my teeth was impacted quite badly but I would say the extraction was pretty uneventful. I only had chipmunk cheeks for about 48 hours and any pain was easily handled with painkillers.
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Re: Wisdom teeth removal - doctor recommendation/ actual prices?

I would recommend using someone local. For my 2 impacted wisdom teeth I chose my local dentist and was happy with the decision, even though I think it cost around 2.5k.

In the end I needed 4 or 5 appointments. One to discuss and take x-rays, another to do the work, then 2 to follow up, including ad-hoc repacking of the wound then removal of stitches. To get to Germany I would have needed to take days off, as my boss would not look favourably on taking sick leave to travel to/from appointments in Germany to save money.

I don't like drills and things. Having the calm and competent dentist I have known for a few years and can explain things in English helped me feel confident enough to actually get it done.

All in all it went pretty well, even if cracking the teeth and digging out the roots was pretty gruesome. No chipmunk cheeks, no holes in sinus and a reasonably fast recovery.
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I would recommend using someone local. For my 2 impacted wisdom teeth I chose my local dentist and was happy with the decision, even though I think it cost around 2.5k.

In the end I needed 4 or 5 appointments. One to discuss and take x-rays, another to do the work, then 2 to follow up, including ad-hoc repacking of the wound then removal of stitches. To get to Germany I would have needed to take days off, as my boss would not look favourably on taking sick leave to travel to/from appointments in Germany to save money.

I don't like drills and things. Having the calm and competent dentist I have known for a few years and can explain things in English helped me feel confident enough to actually get it done.

All in all it went pretty well, even if cracking the teeth and digging out the roots was pretty gruesome. No chipmunk cheeks, no holes in sinus and a reasonably fast recovery.



You did all this with no lawyers involved.......congratulations !!
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Re: Wisdom teeth removal - doctor recommendation/ actual prices?

Hi everyone,

I too have a request for advice, but around the Basel area.

Basically we need a second (and maybe a third opinion) regarding wisdom teeth.

Our new dentist has recommended that my wife has her wisdom teeth removed, although right now they are not causing any issues. However, they are complicated - all 4 impacted, in deep, and also likely to affect the sinuses and possibly a nerve.

We went to an dental surgeon in Germany (recommended by our dentist) and he isn't sure we should do it - there might never be a problem with the current situation, and the surgery could cause more harm than good - affecting nerves and the sinuses as mentioned above. His recommendation was to wait and see and only operate if absolutely necessary in the future.

So we really don't know what to do...any recommendations around the Basel area to get another opinion?

We'll be paying for this ourselves so price is a consideration - hence why we thought Germany. Also needs to speak English - our German is not good enough for such work.

Someone also mentioned that if a facial surgeon is involved then it might be covered by normal health insurance - anyone with any success there?

Thanks very much,

EC
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Hi everyone,

I too have a request for advice, but around the Basel area.

Basically we need a second (and maybe a third opinion) regarding wisdom teeth.

Our new dentist has recommended that my wife has her wisdom teeth removed, although right now they are not causing any issues. However, they are complicated - all 4 impacted, in deep, and also likely to affect the sinuses and possibly a nerve.

How old is she? I've had a semi-impacted wisdom tooth for like 25 years with no problems. They might however cause problems with tooth spacing. I have very British teeth (baby).
A friend in her early 40s just had hers done though as one was causing a bit of pain.



If it were me I'd leave it, but I have (or had) a dislike of dentists.
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Re: Wisdom teeth removal - doctor recommendation/ actual prices?

She's in her early 30's - and there is some element of leave it alone if there's no problems. The Dentist did mention that we could end up causing more problems that may never actually happen!
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Compared to the USA, Swiss dentists are cheap.
In the U.S. at least they might get you properly high

(no clue why they do such tbh)
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Re: Wisdom teeth removal - doctor recommendation/ actual prices?

I was in a similar situation. It depends a lot on whether the teeth can be cleaned properly.

I waited until my 40s then it needed to be fixed as the impacted teeth were impossible to clean and so caught food and eventually decayed. This was no big deal as my dentist caught it when it only caused minor occasional earache-like symptoms, but i have a high pain tolerance and it was not pleasant. But it could have been much worse, particularly if traveling abroad or planning an expedition or exotic holiday.

Thus my advice would be that leaving it completely alone for ever is a bad idea. Better to get a regular check/x-ray and fix it at a good time before it becomes an urgent problem.
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Best get a lawyer i reckon
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