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By popular demand, we will be highlighting the common dental treatments and their estimated cost. Please, this list is not exhaustive and authoritative in any way, prices may vary depending on the type of clinic (private or public), location, expertise and the complexity of the dental condition. This is just a guide especially for those who like to budget for their dental treatment.

1. Scaling and Polishing(Teeth Cleaning)

This procedure removes accumulated dirts, known as plaque and Calculus on the the teeth. It is one of the most sought-after dental procedures. Prices can vary from N10,000 to as much as N 30,000 depending on how dirty the teeth are. In government hospitals, Teeth cleaning can go for as low as N 7000

2. Tooth Extraction

Refusing to remove a bad tooth can result in life-threatening infections. Unfortunately, by the time most people present at the dental clinic, there’s no other option other than tooth removal.

Tooth Extraction varies, there is simple extraction, in which case your dentist use special tool to remove a bad tooth without pain. There is surgical extraction, this is indicated in wisdom tooth that’s buried within the bone, your dentist will drill the bone to expose the tooth to be removed. The cost of simple extraction varies between N 7000 to as much =N= 15,000. In most government hospitals, simple extraction can be as low as =N= 4000. Surgical extraction in private dental clinics ranged from =N= 30,000 to as much as =N= 100,000. In government hospitals, surgical extraction is usually =N= 15, 000, it can be less in some hospitals.

3. Fillings

Fillings are usually conservative procedure to restore broken or decaying tooth. Fillings come in different forms depending on the location of the tooth to be restored and extent of damage. Fillings can tooth-colored : composite filling, Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) etc; Amalgam fillings. The prices of filling can vary from =N= 5000 to as much as =N=50, 000 depending on whether the dental facility you are using is a private or public dental clinic.

4. Teeth Whitening

Everybody wants their teeth to be sparkling white. It comes with a price, the cost of teeth whitening ranges from =N= 30, 000 to =N= 100, 000.

5. Dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. The price of denture depends on the number of missing teeth to be replaced. In some clinics, each unit of missing tooth to be replaced can be =N=10, 000; For example, if you have two missing teeth to be replaced, you pay =N= 20,000. In other clinics, if you have multiple missing teeth, they charge for one unit, then every extra unit of tooth to be replaced will carry a lesser amount. This is usually the case in most government hospitals.

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