How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost
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Patients often ask, “How much does sedation dentistry cost?”
The answer varies, depending on the type of sedation used and the length of the procedure or treatment.
Not many dental offices in the Denver metro area offer all three types of sedation for dentistry, but we do. In a free dental consultation, we would be happy to go over the different sedation options, and the exact cost of each of them including payment plans.
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is the mildest and least expensive form of sedation. Laughing gas is administered through a nosepiece during your dental treatment. Some patients who suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist request laughing gas for cleanings and other simple procedures.
Oral Sedation / Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation (conscious sedation) is the moderate form of sedation, and it costs more than laughing gas, but less than IV sedation. With oral sedation, you take a pill before your dental treatment. The sedative relaxes you, and time seems to pass quickly. Even though you’re conscious the entire time, you’ll have little or no memory of your dental appointment after it’s over.
IV sedation (general anesthesia) is the deepest form of sedation, and the most expensive. The cost varies, depending on the length of your appointment. With IV sedation, the sedative is administered through an IV in your arm. You’ll be unconscious during your treatment.
With oral sedation and IV sedation, due to the lingering effects of the sedation, you’ll need someone available to drive you home after your dental appointment.
Dental Insurance Coverage For Sedation
Some dental insurance plans will cover sedation, for certain types of dental procedures and treatments. If you’re wondering if your dental plan will pay for sedation, we can help you decipher your insurance benefits and/or submit a “pre-determination of benefits” to your insurance company.
For further information about sedation, or to schedule a free sedation dentistry consultation, contact the dental office near you:
Denver / Centennial (I-25 and Dry Creek), (303) 309-0749, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sedation Dentist Near Me
Our sedation dental office is near you if you live or work in: Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, southeast Aurora, Parker, Denver Tech Center, Meridian, Inverness, or Park Meadows.