Cost of Anesthesia:
The cost of for anesthesia depends on the type of anesthesia and the length of the procedure. There are three anesthesia options available in our office:
- Local anesthesia- There is no fee for local anesthesia (numbing the sites)
- Nitrous Oxide sedation- This is the “laughing gas.” The fee is $150
- IV sedation anesthesia- This is the optimal and most common anesthesia. The fee for IV sedation is $450. This includes IV sedation, all necessary medications including an anti-nausea drug, and recovery.
Office anesthesia is considered a basic service under most dental insurance plans. If you have a dental insurance, you may receive benefits up to your annual maximum amount. We can assist you obtain your benefits and terms of your insurance plan. If you want the exact amount of your benefits, we will be happy to submit a pre-authorization letter and form on your behalf. For this we will need to see you and obtain an X-ray for the related procedure. Medical insurances do not offer benefits for anesthesia when administered in the office. They only cover anesthesia performed in a hospital and administered by anesthesiologist.
We offer several payment options including short- and long- term plans. Those with insurance may choose to pay the surgical fees and receive reimbursement directly from their insurance company, or pay an approximate co-pay and we will submit the necessary claims. We accept all forms of credit cards, personal checks (with two forms of ID), and cash. If you need special assistance for payments, we recommend a separate evaluation appointment rather than scheduling your evaluation and surgery on the same day.
We offer three- to 12-month (or longer) payment plans. A short application (via phone or website) is necessary, along with a credit check for approval. Once approved, you do not have to make any payments to our office. Instead, following your procedure or treatment, you will make payments directly to the third party company. This is a NO-INTEREST program. Speak to our financial coordinator for details or contact the companies below to obtain a line of credit. We offer these programs through the following companies:
- CareCredit: 800-365-8295 www.carecredit.com
- Chasehealth: 888-388-7633 www.chasehealthadvance.com