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As of 2014, what is the cost of sedation dentistry?

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Common methods of sedation in dentistry, which use nitrous oxide gas, range between $225 and $300. The cost ranges between a few hundred and over a thousand dollars. The cost of sedation depends on the type of insurance a patient has and the type of sedation used during the procedure.

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The cost of sedation is separate from the cost of the dental procedure and is usually not covered by insurance. In cases where patients suffer from severe anxiety or phobia, intravenous sedation is recommended, although it’s more expensive and carries additional risks beyond the procedure.

Patients who are overweight or suffer from obstructive sleep apnea must avoid sedation dentistry, or consult their physicians before undergoing such a procedure.

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