Nitrous Oxide and IV Sedation
Have you put off an important oral surgery, such as wisdom tooth removal, because you're scared of pain? You're not alone.
Nitrous oxide and IV sedation can make your oral surgery a virtually painless experience.
Drs. Gerald W. Bird and Jay A. Johnson offer sedation options to patients of Cocoa, FL, and have several decades of oral surgery experience.
What Is IV Sedation?
Intravenous (IV) sedation involves administering a sedative medication through an IV directly into the patient's bloodstream. Compared to nitrous oxide or oral sedation pills, IV sedation allows the patient to reach a deeper state of relaxation. Since our dentists are oral surgeons, the dental procedures in our Cocoa, FL, office are extensive, surgical treatments that are sometimes lengthy. IV sedation is ideal for these procedures because of the strength and effectiveness of the medication.
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Oral surgery can feel daunting. Experiencing anxiety before surgery is common, but sedation methods can provide relief. Under sedation, anxiety fades away, and conscious relaxation is achieved. Schedule an appointment in our Cocoa, FL, office to see how dental procedures can be virtually painless under sedation. Call to schedule an appointment at:
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Sedation Vs. General Anesthesia
The difference between sedation and anesthesia comes down to levels of consciousness. With anesthesia, the patient is unconscious throughout the treatment. Patients undergoing sedation will consciously respond to the dentist but won't be aware of or remember the procedure.
The Process of IV Sedation
Sedation allows patients to enter into oral surgeries confidently, knowing that the process will be virtually painless.
The Cost of Sedation
If your dentist prescribes dental surgery, it isn't a suggestion. Quick treatment can help prevent more significant dental problems in the future. Sedation allows patients to enter into oral surgeries confidently, knowing that the process will be virtually painless. Sedation options are worth the price for most patients because of their effectiveness.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide costs, on average, $80 to $150 for the first hour. Nitrous oxide sedation is less expensive than IV sedation but only recommended for simple dental surgeries.
IV Sedation costs, on average, $500 to $1,000 an hour. It's more expensive than nitrous oxide, but our dentists highly recommend the sedative for extensive and lengthy dental surgeries.
While we are not a contracted provider with most insurance carriers, many insurance carriers make payments to our office.
Our office accepts CareCredit® financing. For those without insurance, CareCredit financing is a great way to break the cost of the sedation option you choose into monthly payments.