This survey found 97% of responding dentists happily offering OCS. The average fee for oral conscious sedation is about $300. Some dentists don’t charge, whereas others ask as much as $650.
A third offer IV sedation, charging about $500. But intravenous sedation fees ranged from $250-$800.
Only 6% have general anesthesia capabilities. Ranging from $320 to $1200, anesthesia costs around $700.
Here are few comments from responding dentists:
- “We often comp the sedation fee on big cases.” (California dentist)
- “As a dentist certified in oral and IV sedation, I find oral sedation to be of limited benefit to my more anxious patients.” (New York dentist)
- “We charge a higher fee for smokers, where they take longer to manage.” (Kentucky dentist)
- “It is my opinion that dental anesthesiology will help dentistry and open the way for more training and treatment by dentists.” (Dental anesthesiologist)