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We offer all services under one roof, this means completing all of your dental work at one office.

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Our team comes with an extensive amount of experience, having treated more than 10,000 patients.

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Phoenix Sedation and Special Needs Dentistry

Dental phobia and anxiety are serious conditions, which are difficult to overcome. Even when a person is aware that their fear may be irrational, it doesn’t change the intense feeling of panic and nervousness when entering a dental office. We understand how disabling the fear of dental treatment can be. Instead of avoiding the care you need, contact Dental on Central. We offer a number of sedation dentistry techniques, including IV Sedation, General Anesthesia, and Oral Conscious Sedation, designed to create a relaxing and enjoyable experience for you. To see how sedation dentistry can help you, call (602) 266-1776 today or reach us online by filling out our contact form.

Why Choose Dental on Central?

  • We offer all services under one roof. This means completing all of your dental work at one office and potentially in one appointment.
  • Our team comes with an extensive amount of experience, having treated more than 10,000 patients while under general anesthesia.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality care and are dedicated to creating an atmosphere in which patients feel at ease and that they can trust us.

Types of Sedation & What to Expect

In order to help all patients receive the treatment they need, we provide two types of sedation for dental work.

IV Sedation

Patients suffering from severe dental anxiety or phobia and who require complex dental treatments may benefit from IV sedation. Medication is administered through an IV inserted into the patient’s arm and within a few seconds, the patient enters into a complete state of unconsciousness. Throughout the procedure, the patient’s vitals will be monitored for their safety. As this is the deepest form of sedation, the effects will take an extended amount of time to wear off. Arrangements will need to be made in order to get home safely. General anesthesia is offered, and we can start with a mask and the administration of nitrous oxide. In that way, the patient doesn’t have any exposure to needles.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Patients who choose oral conscious sedation for mild to moderate dental anxiety will be given either:

  • Nitrous Oxide: Also known as laughing gas, is a gas that is used to relax patients while they remain conscious. Nitrous Oxide is delivered through a nose apparatus and breathed in. The effects are mild and almost immediate. The gas will wear off just as quickly as it comes on, as a result, patients are often allowed to drive themselves home.
  • Oral Sedative: A sedative in pill form, such as diazepam, will be given to the patient to take about an hour before the dental procedure. Although patients will remain fully conscious, they will feel more relaxed, comfortable, and possibly sleepy. Oftentimes, patients either don’t remember or remember very little of the appointment after it’s happened. Due to the lingering drowsiness, a family member or friend will be needed for a ride home.

Cost of Sedation

The cost of sedation will vary based on the type of sedation being administered and the amount of time the dental procedure will take to complete. Costs can typically range anywhere from $200 to more than $1000. Schedule a sedation consultation with Dental on Central and we will tailor a treatment plan that suits your individual needs and discuss exact pricing in detail.

Will Insurance Cover Sedation?

IV Sedation may be covered by insurance when it is a medical necessity for a patient to be unconscious during a complicated procedure or surgery. Also, when patients have a disability or medical condition requiring them to be sedated in order to receive proper care, then sedation dentistry may be approved by an insurer. Despite the many benefits that sedation dentistry has to offer, some dental insurance considers sedation a luxury for routine dental procedures and does not cover the expense or may only cover a percentage of the cost. The details and further information can be found in your dental insurance policy and by speaking with your dentist.

Why Does My Child Need to be Sedated?

Young children may need to be sedated when they are in need of dental procedures which require them to remain completely still. High-precision procedures can be lengthy and the sound of a drill may be scary to them, making it close to impossible for a child to lie still for a long period of time. In addition, children with special needs may need assistance with the added challenges they face, such as a severe gag reflex.  Our dentists have significant experience treating special needs patients and can help put both you and your child at ease. Sedation can be a solution to providing safe and relatively pain-free treatment. Both children and parents alike will feel more relaxed and be better able to cope.

Call Our Phoenix Sedation and Special Needs Dentists Today

Call Dental on Central with any questions you may have regarding our Phoenix sedation and special needs dentistry options. We are devoted to giving you a wonderful dental experience. Reach us by calling (602) 266-1776 or online through our contact form.

I've been a patient for a couple years and won't go anywhere else. Dr. Herro's mannerism has changed the way i feel about going to the dentist. And..he's great with the kids! Kudos!

Brenda S.

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Anthony Herro, DDS

Special Needs Dentistry

Ellison Herro, MD

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Joseph Santoro, DDS

Implantologist & Dental Surgery

Michael Jejna, DMD

Special Needs Dentistry

Tamer El-Gendy, DMD, BDS, MS

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Percy Twine, DDS

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Hiren Patel, DDS

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