Got mine pulled in Korea for $15, US (W15,000). Of course, I had insurance, but even without insurance, a wisdom tooth extraction wouldn't have been that expensive. My condolences to your bank account. Whatever happened to government-sponsored health care?
Government doesn't sponsor elective or non-urgent cases. If your injury is caused at work everything is free too. Mine is just the wear and tear of age and possibly shitty genetics.
American insurance plans make a bizarre division between "health" and "dental" categories. A person with an amazing health plan might be screwed if he has to have a wisdom tooth removed.