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How much for wisdom tooth extraction

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  • Feb 11th, 2019 12:37 pm
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Oct 11, 2016
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How much for wisdom tooth extraction

Hi,
I am trying to gauge if my wisdom tooth extraction in Mississauga area was a total rip off.

i paid about 700+(including taxes) in which was 200 fee for emergency removal(which my insurance covered 80% so w.e) and than another 200 for hemorrhage control(stitches?) which i was totally stunt about? i mean if you are digging in my tooth i do expect you to stitch it up after no? rest cost was to remove the tooth.
My insurance did cover for two out of three charges(80%) however they denied to cover the stitch charges saying that should be part of total cost?(which i partially agree with them)

Is my insurance being an a*s here or did i get totally ripped of by my dentist. Do people get charge separately for hemorrhage control ?

I wasnt put to sleep for the procedure so there was no full anaesthesia involved.

P.s The extraction was done in Mississauga if that matters(High cost of living lol)
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I paid about 300-400 for a molar extraction. I am not sure if a wisdom tooth is the same as an impact tooth in which case it may require some excavation and added labour / materials.
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I did mine a few years back at place referred by my dentist around hurontario & Dundas. It was a little over $400 for the 1 tooth. I believe I was stitched up inside. I had to pay upfront, and had to give the receipt to my workplace Manulife benefits. I, too got 80% back in cost.

It sucks you got all these hidden costs, there is nothing you could probably do anyway. The job is done. At least you never have to go back again. If you do go back again for anything in the near future for an extraction, tell them you don't want that surgeon, and you felt you were improperly charged, and stitching was supposed to be included according to your insurer.
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Oct 11, 2016
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Allen84 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 6:17 am
I did mine a few years back at place referred by my dentist around hurontario & Dundas. It was a little over $400 for the 1 tooth. I believe I was stitched up inside. I had to pay upfront, and had to give the receipt to my workplace Manulife benefits. I, too got 80% back in cost.

It sucks you got all these hidden costs, there is nothing you could probably do anyway. The job is done. At least you never have to go back again. If you do go back again for anything in the near future for an extraction, tell them you don't want that surgeon, and you felt you were improperly charged, and stitching was supposed to be included according to your insurer.
Is that even legal what he did. Charging additional for stitches

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