Story City Dental offers many services in-house, under our roof. But in some instances, it is safer to perform a dental procedure in a hospital setting, especially with comprehensive dental rehabilitation for patients with medical conditions, psychiatric disorders or physical limitations that require general anesthesia sedation. In order to accommodate all patients and all needs, Dr. Binkowski has received hospital privileges at Story County Medical Center, located at 640 S 19th Street, Nevada, Iowa.
Some patients have medical conditions, psychiatric disorders or physical limitations that prevent them from gaining the dental rehabilitation they need in the Story City Dental office. In these situations, sedation by general anesthesia is often the safest option for Dr. B to perform the dental care needed. And the way general anesthesia affects patients requires us to be in an operating room under the care of a specialized provider.
My 6-year-old daughter, Molly, was in excruciating pain from her rear molars coming in with mal-formed enamel. Our family dentist found decay and cavities. We saw a pediatric dentist, and together we decided the best course was to pull them — except we would be put on a two-year waitlist! That’s when we found Story City Dental. They were in-network with our insurance. They had hospital privileges to pull Molly’s teeth under general anesthesia. And they could do it in two weeks. I am so impressed with the surgery! We avoided unnecessary dental costs, multiple procedures, and pain for Molly. I would highly recommend Dr. Binkowski!
General anesthesia affects the whole body to induce a loss of consciousness. You won’t feel any pain, and your brain won’t respond with its usual reflexes. This is an overall safe form of pain management, but it does require the oversite and administration of a anesthesiologist and/or CRNA.
In order to determine if this is something you are a candidate for, please set up a consultation with Dr. Binkowski and visit with your primary care provider (PCP) to receive the required medical clearance.
Each patient and each case is different. Many variables such as differences in dental and medical insurance coverage, varying deductibles, lack of insurance and the specific procedure all impact the cost.