Unfortunately, when it comes to the thought of going to the dentist, a lot of people would rather lose a tooth than sit through an examination or treatment that would save it.
If you’re one of those people, don’t let anxiety and fear prevent you from receiving the dental care you need. You can always opt for dental sedation. It’s readily available and it’s more affordable than you think.
Read on for a better understanding of the different sedation methods available and their cost.
Also known as “sleep dentistry”,IV sedation dentistry ajax provides the patient with moderate to deep sedation. It can cost you from $250 – $900 depending on the dentist and the length of appointment. Only dentists that meet specific board requirements are able perform IV sedation.
Dentists usually use nitrous oxide or laughing gas to perform this light sedation and can cost anywhere from $25 – $100 or even more depending on the location and amount administered by your dentist in ajax.
Light oral sedation costs around $150 – $500 depending on the amount of sedatives needed, the type of medication (generic or branded) and the individual dentist. This type of sedation involves a pill (brands like Valium, Halcion and Versed) that’s taken before the dentist appointment. You can use oral sedation on its own or in combination with nitrous oxide.
General anesthesia generally costs anywhere from $300 – $1,000 or even more depending on procedure’s complexity. It’s typically applied during surgical procedures and only dental anesthesiologists can perform it.
Fees for sedation are usually added to the cost of dental procedure such as crown or fillings. There are some dentists however that include relaxation sedation at no additional cost when the cosmetic dental work involved is extensive or more involved.