Why do I need a consult and how much does it cost?

A consultation with Dr. Abel is necessary to determine the right course of treatment. The doctor will review your medical history, perform a clinical exam, review your X-rays with you and explain your diagnosis and treatment, as well as anesthetic options.

Surgery can occasionally be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or multi-staged treatment plans will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.

The current fee for a consultation is $100. If need be, we will also take a panoramic X-ray at no additional charge to you. A consultation/exam is required for medical/legal reasons prior to performing surgery on a patient and allows Dr. Abel to provide the best care possible for his patients.

Why do I have to pay at the time of service?

Payment in full at the time of service affords Manchester Oral Surgery the ability to provide patients with the finest care. To help make payment at the time of service more affordable, we offer interest-free payment options. No hassles, no worries — and we can help you with the application. We offer financing through CareCredit and Lending Club, with 6- and 12-month interest-free options, as well as long-term financing options.

Why don’t you take my insurance?

You CAN use your insurance for any covered procedure at Manchester Oral Surgery. While Dr. Abel is not under contract with any dental or medical insurance network, our staff works directly with all insurance providers (except Medicare, Medicaid and Martins Point) to submit the necessary information to process your claim for you. You provide your insurance information to us at your first visit and our staff will submit all claims on your behalf to make sure your insurance company reimburses you directly.

Why did my dentist send me to you if you don’t take my insurance? 

Again, you CAN use your insurance for any covered procedure at Manchester Oral Surgery.  Your dentist has referred you to Dr. Abel because of the confidence that you will receive the best quality care available.  It’s a matter of trust…you trust your dentist, and your dentist trusts Manchester Oral Surgery. We are committed to providing our patients with experienced and compassionate care, and we will do everything possible to assist you in receiving reimbursement from your insurance carriers.

What will wisdom teeth extractions cost?

The cost of wisdom teeth extractions varies from patient to patient. The fee depends on the type of extraction (e.g. surgical vs. soft tissue impaction vs. partial bone impaction vs. full bone impaction) as well as what type of anesthesia you choose (e.g. nitrous oxide vs. IV sedation). The best way to provide you with an accurate fee estimate is to have you meet with Dr. Abel for an exam.

Do I have to send in a claim on my own?

Our staff works directly with insurance providers and will process your claim. You provide us with your insurance information and we will do the rest. At your request, we can check with your insurance provider to determine the amount they will cover based on your remaining benefits and provide you with an estimate of how much they will reimburse you.