mom2abcd Posted June 27, 2012 Share Posted June 27, 2012 Did anyone here have just novacaine and laughing gas when getting four impacted wisdom teeth removed? Dd needs hers removed and we are finding that there is a wide range in prices among oral surgeons. There are two in-network ones that have been recommended and they want to charge $600 for novacaine and general anesthesia. A non-network one that has been recommended doesn't charge the $124 for the injection and instead of $464 plus ($464 is for 30 min. and they think it will take one hour!), charges $110 for laughing gas. I know some people think the laughing gas is actually safer than being sedated with other anesthesia. Does anyone here have experience with using laughing gas for a (kind of) complicated type of dental procedure? I found this link where people shared their experiences: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/dental-health/191361-awake-during-wisdom-teeth-removal-will-i-feel-pain.html I would much rather pay $446 than $873 plus. (Prices are after insurance's help - they pay 80% after $100 deductible whether in or out of network.) But I don't want the surgery experience to be unbearable for dd. If she would take her ipod and listen to music and just relax, do you think she would be OK? Maybe they could give her something so she wouldn't hear the teeth cracking, etc.? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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