In addition to nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to reduce anxiety during treatment, our office is excited to partner with Dr. Paul Wilson of Southern Comfort Dental Anesthesia to offer in-office general anesthesia for healthy patients without any significant medical history. Dr. Quyen still has privileges to see children for Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation at Children’s of Alabama.
1. IS ANESTHESIA SAFE?
2. HOW WILL MY CHILD BE MONITORED DURING MY SURGERY?
3. WILL ANESTHESIA BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?
In-office sedation or general anesthesia for dentistry is rarely a covered benefit with most dental and/or medical insurance plans. Be sure to check with your specific insurance provider for policy details, including yearly maximums. When you contact them, they will ask for a procedure code. For dental insurance, the procedure code is D9222 and D9223. Please remember that your dental insurance will have a maximum for the year, so if your procedure hits that maximum, there will be no remaining benefits for the anesthesia fee. The medical insurance procedure code is 00170. Insurance will very rarely cover anesthesia fees at 100%.
We will be happy to supply you with a detailed receipt so that you can be reimbursed directly from your insurance company if anesthesia is a covered benefit on your policy.
Please visit Southern Comfort Dental Anesthesia’s website for more information on Dr. Wilson’s anesthesia fees.
4. WHEN WILL MY CHILD FEEL “NORMAL” AGAIN?
5. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE DRUGS USED?
6. WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS AN ALLERGY TO ONE OF THE DRUGS USED?
7. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEDATION AND GENERAL ANESTHESIA?
Minimal (light) sedation: Relief from anxiety.
Moderate sedation: Relief from anxiety, some memory loss.
Deep sedation: Complete relief from anxiety, no memory of procedure.
General anesthesia: Completely asleep and unaware of the surgical procedure, no memory of procedure.
Children most often require general anesthesia.
We are proud to serve the dental needs of children in Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Irondale, Birmingham, Leeds, Moody and the surrounding communities.
1950 Stonegate Drive, Suite 100,
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 1-855-438-0697 (toll-free)