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Old 01-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Recommend a good dentist for wisdom teeth removal

So i just went to the dentist today and now i have to get my wisdom teeth removed. I was told it's going to cost about $450 each teeth, and that seems kinda suspiciously high to me. So that's probably gonna cost be about 1800, without the drugs for pain relief. And my insurance(SFU student insurance) only covers up 70% and up to $600 for the year.

So does anyone know any other dentistry they recommend that does wisdom teeth removal and the cost isn't ridiculously expense.

PS: The dentistry i went to was the SFU Dentistry, the one by cornerstore

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Old 01-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Was this quote from an actual oral surgeon? or just your normal dentist?

For that kind of money you can/should be having this procedure done at a specialist/oral surgeons.

I HIGHLY recommend a specialist, especially if your wisdom teeth are impacted.

If you search, there is a decently large thread on here about wisdom teeth removal. Worth checking out.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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Dr. Blankstein in langley. He is an oral surgeon and is extremely good.

He does charge a good amount but I'd pay more for a good surgeon
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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i remmeber my surgery(i was knocked out) cost around 2500~ after taxes at a proper oral surgeon in white rock


best part was the percs! i did not feel a thing
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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I had mine done, awake thanks to a little bit of valium. They were majorly impacted and broken and I had no problems at all with the operation or afterwards. It cost me about $1000 (though fortunately my medical covered 80%)


Dr. Ron Elloway.
http://www.elgindental.com/

IMO if you don't get put out you recover much faster, but at the same time if you're awake they have to go slower so it takes a bit longer. Dr. Ron gave me sedatives to take an hour before the surgery, someone else had to take me in and pick me up. I didn't feel a thing or even care what they were doing thanks to the sedatives. He's pretty heavy handed with the pain killers, proscribed 25 T3s I think I took 1. I recommend aleve afterwards instead, it kept the swelling to almost nill.
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if you want it done for cheap go to UBC Dentistry...dental students but the waitlist can be long and they are picky about who they see..and it's a longer time commitment.

don't have to worry into thinking that these students will be inexperienced..the treatments are extremely meticulous and of course supervised.

http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/Treatment/default.asp
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