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Buffalo NY practice removes cost barrier to IV Sedation Dentistry with a number of payment plan options

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At this stage of exploring cost, you may be somewhat familiar with IV sedation. Not every dental office provides this calming technique.

While many dentists offer laughing gas to ease anxiety, Dr. Gordon Kent is one of the few in the Buffalo area to meet the state’s strict licensing requirements for IV sedation. As a practice that prides itself in “catering to cowards,” Dr. Kent and his team assure options are available for even the most anxious clients.

Value of IV Sedation

Though this intravenous method is the most powerful type of sedation offered outside of the hospital or surgery center, Dr. Kent is equipped to administer it safely due to his advanced training and certification. The goal is to induce a state of semi-consciousness using a minimal amount of medication delivered through a thin tube.

One of the many advantages of IV sedation is the medication goes to work quickly. Accordingly, there is less recovery time than with some other types of sedation. Furthermore, you will have little to no memory of the procedure.

While many people have anxiety about visiting any doctor or medical office, dental phobia can be downright crippling. If you have dental phobia you may avoid dental care for years, if not decades. You may put up with severe pain unnecessarily.

These conditions have been associated with a number of complications, including:

  • More cavities
  • More missing teeth
  • Fewer filled teeth
  • A snowball effect of anxiety, inferiority, shame
  • Greater use of antibiotics, pain relievers to personally manage pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Problems eating

The longer you go without seeing a dentist like Dr. Kent, the more extensive the procedure and the greater the costs to correct conditions that have worsened over time.

IV sedation adds to costs, but is well worth the comparatively nominal expense to make the experience as comfortable and worry-free as possible.

Breaking down budget barriers

While some dentists may offer a financing plan to reduce the monthly costs of treatment, Dr. Kent offers a diverse array of options that will fit any patient’s budget, preferences, and even credit history. You may qualify for no-interest financing through CareCredit. If you don’t qualify for CareCredit, we offer QuickPay. Your insurance may also deem IV sedation “medically necessary.” We work with the insurance companies to assure you get the benefits due to you in an efficient manner.

If you don’t have insurance, Dr. Kent offers the Smile Center Plan. For one low annual fee, you get savings on standard fees as well as a number of free, preventive services that can help you maintain or restore your oral health.

Dr. Kent wants to remove any anxiety associated with the cost of IV sedation dentistry in Buffalo NY. You deserve to live without pain, fear, and embarrassment. Call to schedule an appointment with your friendly dental team at the Smile Center.