We have looked carefully at your sedation dentistry cost to keep it as reasonable and fair as possible. We charge a flat $500 per hour which includes everything from the medication itself to being with you prior to, during and after your procedure. By way of comparison, hospital anesthesia services run at least $1500 per hour and is often not covered by insurance.
Beyond the first hour, time is accrued in 15 minute increments. In other words, if your procedure lasts an hour and a half, you are only charged for an hour and a half. Some other anesthesia services charge at an hourly rate, which mean an hour and a half procedure would be billed at two hours.
We also do not charge more for the first hour as do many other anesthesiologists. There are times when patients, for their own safety and comfort, should have two or more appointments rather than try to have all the work completed in one visit. We do not think it is fair to make these patients pay more up front for each visit.
Will My Insurance Help With Sedation Dentistry Cost ?
One of the reasons we have intentionally kept our fees as low as possible is because many insurance policies do not cover anesthesia services for dental procedures. Please check with your insurance carrier if you have questions regarding your coverage. We are not able to accept a predetermination of benefits as payment for services rendered. Payment needs to be made in full on the date of service. If your insurance covers any part of service, they will reimburse you directly.