I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth. I finally decided to have them extracted. But of course, before having them extracted, I had to look for affordable rates first. 🙂
I initially inquired via the online form of the Philippine Dental Tourism website (by RXPinoy). I got a reply from RXPinoy and I was referred to Dr. Jagoring of Estetico Manila. I was quoted Php6,000 for each wisdom tooth. It was kinda pricey. However, Estetico Manila is a popular clinic that not only handles dentistry & orthodontics, but dermatology and cosmetic surgery as well. Besides, they already have celebrity endorsers.
I started looking for an ortho again. I was quoted between 3,000 and 6,000 for each widsom tooth. *Sigh* Wisdom tooth extraction really is expensive. I was getting frustrated so I had to post on my Facebook wall that I was looking for an affordable wisdom tooth extraction. My friends left comments and one told me that the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) has a very cheap rate. I contacted PGH and was told that it’s only Php1,000 to Php1,500 per wisdom tooth. Wow! That really is pretty affordable! However, the clinic is only from Mondays to Fridays, and Wednesdays are half-day operations.
I work the night shift and I have a very busy schedule. I could not be on leave for a very long time so I did not choose PGH because I also prefer to have my surgery on a weekend. Besides, PGH has so many patients. I was advised to be in PGH at around 7am since it’s a first come – first served basis.
I then decided to ask my college kabarkada/officemate, who had braces back in college, if she had her wisdom teeth extracted. She told me that her ortho charged her around Php2,700 for her wisdom tooth. She also gave me her ortho’s contact number.
I contacted the orthodontist and she told me that she charges for a minimum of Php1,500 up to a maximum of Php3,000 per wisdom tooth depending on the case (NOTE: Prices are subject to change without prior notice). I went to see her last Saturday and she’s very nice. I have yet to schedule my surgery. I also ought to have a panoramic dental x-ray first.
If you’re looking for an affordable wisdom tooth extraction, you can try this ortho:
***Prices are subject to change without prior notice***