Tooth Extraction Cost

Dentist explaining tooth extraction procedure and cost- San Jose, CAWhen your dentist tells you that a tooth extraction is needed to fix or prevent an oral complication, naturally, you may wonder about the cost of tooth extractions.

The cost of tooth extractions can vary depending on the treatment that is needed. For example, a simple extraction will be lower in cost than a surgical tooth extraction. 

At San Jose Oral Surgery, we offer multiple payment options so that you can find the one that best fits your needs. Below you will find these options along with more details. 

What Is The Price Range For Tooth Extractions?

The cost of a tooth extraction varies for everyone depending on the type of extraction needed. Listed below are the two types of extractions:

  • Non-surgical extractions. The average cost in California for this procedure is between $75.00 to $300.00 per tooth. A general dentist or oral surgeon can perform a non-surgical extraction.
  • Surgical extractions. The average cost in California for this procedure is between $300.00 to $700.00+ per tooth. This is a more detailed procedure that an oral surgeon must perform. This form of surgery is commonly performed for impacted tooth removal as well as wisdom teeth extraction. 

There are some unique cases where the tooth extraction cost could rise to over $1000.00. Our oral surgeons will inform you of which extraction you will need after an examination. 

Additional Factors That Can Influence The Tooth Extraction Cost:

  • Location
  • Complexity/Degree of impaction
  • The type of anesthesia being used

Anesthesia Options:

We offer our patients multiple options, including:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Laughing gas (nitrous oxide)
  • IV sedation
  • General anesthesia

The prices for these options all vary, with general anesthesia being the most expensive. 

During your consultation appointment, you will have an exam, and your x-rays will be medically reviewed. This will help the oral surgeon to determine the best option for you before an accurate estimate can be provided.

Does Your Office Accept Insurance?

Yes! At San Jose Oral Surgery, we accept both in-network and out-of-network dental insurance benefits. We accept most PPO Plans. Below you will find some of the plans that we participate with:

  • Cigna
  • Denti-Cal
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Metlife
  • Delta Dental and many more.

If you are unsure if your insurance is in-network or out-of-network, we are more than happy to call and find out this information for you.

Will You Contact My Insurance For Me?

To help make the process easier for our patients, we will call your insurance before the date of your procedures. 

After doing so, we will let you know how much your insurance plan will cover, along with the out-of-pocket fees ahead of time. This way, you will be able to plan accordingly.

How Much Of The Tooth Extraction Cost Will My Insurance Cover?

Your insurance may cover a portion of the extraction. It all depends on the insurance plan that you have. Usually, insurance will cover between 50% to 80% of the cost. However, a deductible will apply if it has not been met for the year. 

Our office staff will help you obtain maximum insurance coverage for your tooth extraction procedure.

What If I Do Not Have Dental Insurance Coverage?

Patients who do not have insurance will have to pay out-of-pocket. San Jose Oral Surgery accepts all major credit cards. For your convenience, you can also pay with Care Credit.


Finding out that you or a loved one needs to have a tooth removed can be quite stressful. Our team at San Jose Oral Surgery understands that. 

Because of this, we make it our goal to help you with any questions you have to ensure you have the best service possible. Please call us to schedule an appointment today!


Is Removing A Tooth Worth It?

Every patient’s circumstance is different. However, ignoring the symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth can increase your risk for a more complicated surgery that costs more in the future.

Also, you may run the risk of tooth infection, tooth decay, gum disease, or needing root canal treatment. For younger patients, removing impacted canines will create more space in the mouth and reduce orthodontic treatment in the future.

Will Multiple Extractions Be Covered?

Depending on your plan, your insurance can cover a percentage of the cost for multiple tooth extractions.

Will My Claim Be Submitted?

Yes, we will submit your claims immediately after your visit. We will also follow up with any additional information they may need. This way you only have to focus on recovering after your tooth extraction.

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