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Greenville Center for Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry

It’s not uncommon to have anxiety about an upcoming dental appointment. However, if your fear or anxiety has caused you to delay important dental procedures or avoid the dentist altogether, it’s time to take a closer look at sedation dentistry. Of all of the options available, IV sedation continues to be the preferred method of sedation dentistry for many of our patients. Our patients like IV sedation because it offers a safe, effective and pain-free dental experience. We like it because we can focus our attention on doing what we do best: providing high-quality dental care and making your smile beautiful.

With IV sedation dentistry, we utilize Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs) to administer and monitor the drugs. These highly trained professionals – most of whom we’ve worked with for years – use techniques and medications that take effect quickly and reduce the “hang-over effect” or grogginess often associated with other sedation methods.

Cost of Treatment with IV Sedation and Dental Insurance

The exact amount you pay for treatment will vary based on a number of factors, including your dental treatment plan, insurance coverage and other variables. We work with dental insurance companies and file insurance claims on your behalf. Most insurance plans do not offer full coverage, so we will estimate your expected payment for the remaining balance. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash, checks and payment plans from Care Credit. We do not accept Medicaid.

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We are fully aware that your time is vitally important. One of the many benefits of IV sedation dentistry is the fact that you can complete more of your dental treatment plan in a single appointment, maximizing your time and minimizing the hassles of staggering multiple appointments over weeks or months.

Because you are sedated with general anesthesia drugs, there’s no need to be concerned about the exhaustion of having multiple treatments done at one time, whether it’s multiple fillings, crowns, root canals or any combination of other dental procedures.

We understand that some patients have delayed dental work or avoided the dentist altogether for years – or even decades – due to fear or anxiety. Other patients simply prefer to schedule a single appointment because their busy schedule doesn’t allow for multiple appointments. In both cases, IV sedation dentistry allows you to get more of your treatment plan done at once, whether it involves a year – or a lifetime – worth of dental work.


We understand that cost can be one of the biggest obstacles to pursuing dental treatment, so we will keep your costs as reasonable as possible. The actual dollar amount for sedation dentistry depends on the type of treatment you choose – IV sedation or nitrous gas sedation – and the length of your dental appointment. The good news is that some insurance carriers cover a portion of the anesthesia, and we can always look into potential coverage options for you. The other good news is that your anesthesia consultation is complimentary. We will review your medical history, discuss your concerns and recommend an approach that’s just right for you – all free-of-charge.


We make it a point to stay up-to-date with industry trends and technologies, especially as it relates to sedation dentistry. Be sure to check out the articles below for the latest information.