Sedation Dentistry



Smiling is one of the most powerful non-verbal communication tools we have. It transcends language and projects positive emotions and influence. Despite the well-established power of a smile, many people are unhappy with their own. If you look in the mirror and don’t like the smile you see, cosmetic dentistry can help. There are a variety of treatments and procedures designed to correct the elements that bother you, and restore beauty to your most influential expression. Finding a talented cosmetic dentist is essential to successfully making over your smile. Dr. Mark Galli is the cosmetic dentist Encinitas has trusted for over 20 years for personalized care and superior results. Dr. Galli will work with you to understand what you dislike about your smile and explain what can be done. He will use advanced technology and techniques to make treatment faster, safer and more precise. The result is a luminous smile ready to share with the world.
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Experiencing fear or anxiety about dental treatment is incredibly common. Some people avoid the dentist for many years because they struggle with dental phobia. However, without regular dental exams and cleanings, oral health may suffer and eventually require more extensive (and expensive) treatment.

If you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Dr. Mark Galli understands this fear very well, and he has tremendous compassion for you. To help you receive the dental care that you need, he can provide a relaxed, stress-free experience using sedation dentistry in Encinitas. These techniques will put you into a comfortable state of “conscious sedation” throughout the duration of treatment, and leave you with little memory of your appointment. For the right patients, sedation dentistry is life changing.

Sedation dentistry is a technique designed to put anxious or fearful dental patients into a relaxed and comfortable state during treatment. This is an excellent option for someone that has avoided the dentist for years out of apprehension or anxiety. Sedation dentistry is also frequently suggested to patients that want more dental work done in a single appointment or have trouble getting numb.

Not all dentists offer sedation dentistry. Dr. Mark Galli is a DOCS trained and California State certified sedation dentist committed to providing his Encinitas sedation dentistry patients with safe and comfortable treatment. Usually, patients remain awake yet very relaxed during the appointment thanks to the medication. They can respond to verbal cues and directions, and are left with little to no recollection of treatment after the appointment. An assistant is always present with the patient, who is closely monitored during their visit to ensure treatment proceeds as planned and there are no complications.

How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

Something that many Dr. Galli’s patients want to know is how much sedation dentistry costs in Encinitas. Dr. Galli’s fees are fair and reasonable, as all of the fees for all procedures are within the usual and customary rates for the area.

Keep in mind that the cost of the dental procedure itself is separate from the cost of the sedation dentistry modality used. If you are interested in sedation dentistry, you will receive a quote at the time of your consultation with Dr. Galli. The quote will include the cost of the sedation dentistry method recommended for you, as well as the cost of your treatment.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry costs vary by patient, based on several factors.

Type of Sedation Method Used: The cost of sedation dentistry is largely based on the type of sedation method used. Dr. Galli offers oral sedation, which involves taking a sedative medication prior to treatment. He also offers intravenous, or IV sedation where indicated. The type of sedation method used depends on the patient’s health, allergies, anxiety and the type of dentistry to be performed.

Some medications cost more than others. For example, taking an oral sedative medication is more of an investment than regular local anesthetic, but less than IV sedation, which may be charged at an hourly rate.

Insurance Coverage: Some dental insurance companies may offer coverage for sedation services, but many do not. It is important to check with your insurance carrier to confirm coverage before proceeding with your dental treatment.

Sedation Dentistry Payment Options and Financing

You are welcome to cover the cost of your sedation and treatment with traditional forms of payment (i.e., cash, check, credit card). Alternatively, Dr. Galli invites you to inquire about the possibility of sedation dentistry financing options. Certain companies can help you pay for sedation dentistry in monthly installments with little to no interest. Our team will work with you to find the best possible financial solution so you can receive the dental care you need, when you need it.

Contact Our Office

If you experience dental anxiety or apprehension, there are techniques to help you undergo the dental treatment you need at a reasonable price. For more information about sedation dentistry cost, Encinitas dentist Mark Galli invites you to contact our office by phone or email.

Mark T. Galli, DDS

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