Dentist Kirkland:
Sedation Dentistry Cost

At Seattle’s Best Smiles, Dr. Caggiano sees many patients who want to take advantage of his extensive experience with sedation dentistry. Many people have dental anxiety, and would prefer the more relaxing dental experience offered by sedation dentistry, along with the other benefits of sedation dentistry.

However, some are also concerned about the cost of their treatment. They may wonder whether the sedation dentistry cost will add to the cost of their dental treatment and whether insurance will cover the additional cost.


There are several different types of dental sedation, so the sedation dentistry cost in Kirkland depends on what type of sedation you choose. In general, Inhaled sedation (nitrous oxide) is the least expensive option. Oral Sedation costs a little bit more, and IV sedation or general anesthesia cost the most.

Which type of sedation is right for you depends on many factors, including your medical history and any other medications you may be taking regularly. If you’re concerned about the sedation dentistry cost, you should inform your dentist in Kirkland of your concern about this when consulting about sedation dentistry.


Dental insurance typically covers only the cost of “medically necessary” anesthesia and sedation treatment. This includes local anesthesia (such as Novocain), and inhaled sedation or general anesthesia for complex procedures (such as oral surgery).

However, for the treatment of dental anxiety, sedation is usually not covered. This means that, in many cases, the sedation dentistry cost is not paid by insurance.

Typically, medical insurance plans don’t cover dental care. A separate dental insurance plan is necessary. If you’re not sure what your plan covers, please call your insurance company. For our patients, we’re happy to call your insurance company for you and find out what your coverage is for sedation dentistry in Kirkland and other dental services.


If you’re considering sedation dentistry, you need professional advice from a dentist to determine which type of sedation is right for you. When this decision has been made, then you can find out the exact sedation dentistry cost in Kirkland and whether a portion of that cost will be covered by your insurance company. Dr. Caggiano would be happy to offer you his expert advice as a dentist in Kirkland about the options you have for sedation dentistry. Please contact us to schedule your appointment.

For over 25 years, Dr. Mark Caggiano, DDS has provided cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a comfortable, professional environment. Dr. Caggiano received a degree in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Southern California. He has had extensive post-graduate training and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association and The International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Caggiano makes dental treatment relaxed and comfortable for patients while enhancing their oral health and beautifying their smiles.



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