The procedure may be a little uncomfortable depending on how much inflammation and infection you have. Usually a localized anesthetic is used to alleviate pain, similar to what you would receive when having a filling done.
Oral sedation such as valium is used to reduce any anxiety. Approximately 20-25% of our patients use sedation with surgery.Sedation dentistry is used by Dr. Lanier to provide a relaxing, calming experience for patients who are afraid of going to the dentist and/or having dental procedures performed. There are many forms of sedation that can be administered in a variety of ways such as intravenous (IV) sedation, oral sedation, or local anesthetic. This variety of sedation methods offers us the flexibility of three levels of sedation – minimal, moderate, and deep – depending on the level of anxiety the patient experiences or the need of the treatment.
We are happy to file your insurance for you and ask that you pay your estimated copayment at the time of the procedure. You will be responsible for any unpaid portion that insurance does not cover. The first visit we ask you to pay for the appointment in full and we will file the insurance for you.
We work with almost all insurance companies and can give you an estimate of the coverage compared to previous patients’ coverage with those companies. We will be happy to file a pretreatment estimate with your insurance company as needed.