By Darcy Nemo
November 28, 2017 2:33am CST
Someone just asked me recently why late molar teeth were called wisdom teeth? My answer: 'I would call those teeth 'silly teeth', a pain in the neck teeth', problem teeth' than wisdom teeth, since removing each could cost lots of money.' NB. A dentist just advised me that to remove one by surgery, could cost about $500 per if one doesn't have health insurance for major dental. (The waiting time for this is about 12 months I heard!) --- Have you ever got any trouble with having 'wisdom teeth'? I never had trouble with mine, but some of my relatives did. Would you consider a trip to Thailand to pay less for the removal of any of your wisdom teeth (that is, if you must remove any)? They say it is terribly cheap over there re: any sort of surgery, even surgery for changing genders. (I heard that some dental surgeries being done in Thailand were not trouble free. The problem often cropped up two or three years later.)
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It doesn't cost much here to have a wisdom tooth removed. I haven't had mine removed and it hasn't bothered me at all. I think I am one of those rare people who didn't have problems with their wisdom teeth. Most of the people I know had them removed as they couldn't stand the pain. Some were even impacted and that required surgery and costly than an ordinary extraction but it didn't cost $500.
• Holiday, Florida
@YrNemo yes and I have heard of many that choose to live out of the states even though I think they should not take money out of the states to spend elsewhere all the time since we are going broke but I guess that's why they do it cause things cost so much to live here
• United Kingdom
I had to have three of my wisdom teeth out about five years ago, thankfully we have the NHS (for now, anyway) so it didn't cost me anything I had a lot of trouble with mine, most of which arose from two separate dentists "forgetting" to refer me to the hospital I ended up three stone lighter because I couldn't eat properly, and £1,500 richer because of the medical negligence of the two dentists, so in fact it ended up costing them and helping me to get rid of a lot of excess fat
So sorry to hear that you had that problem before. I have been counting money and gathering courage, to ready to pay for the cost. After all is said and done, I had paid almost $10K for my charge's braces. Can't let the wisdom teeth wreck all our work (and her past suffering!)
I never thought of this problem (major dental work) before so if I begin to cover for this now, the waiting time would be 12 months. The dentist told me that we might have to do quick to protect someone's teeth (she just got her braces done!). for my saving.