WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SEDATION DENTISTRY?
Sedation dentistry makes many of our modern dental techniques possible as it keeps our patients comfortable and relaxed. It helps you experience the benefits of dental treatment without undue pain and anxiety. We use safe and effective dental sedation methods that can help both adults and children have a stress-free dental procedure.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I GET DENTAL SEDATION?
We will go over with you how the sedation will work depending on your case. The sedation may be administered through an IV, breathing mask, or tablet. (Topical numbing is done with a needle.) Different types of sedation will “kick in” at different times, with IV having the fastest effect. We always monitor you at Dentist of Cerritos to make sure you are doing OK.
Topical local anesthesia does not change consciousness so you can drive yourself home. But if you get conscious sedation or unconscious sedation, plan on having someone else drive you home and stay with you the rest of the day to monitor you.
WHAT DOES DENTAL SEDATION COST?
The costs for dental sedation vary depending on the type of sedation and the procedure. For local anesthetics to numb the affected area, the cost is usually incorporated into the treatment. Other types of sedation may be extra. IV sedation is an additional service and can run a few hundred dollars or more. Check with your dental insurance provider to see what sedation coverage they offer.