What is anesthesia?

Anesthesia is a type of medication induced by gases or injection used to prevent pain during a procedure by blocking the nerves that sense and transmit pain. Your dentist may use anesthesia to limit pain when doing procedures such as root canal surgeries or extractions. Certain types of anesthesia are covered by medical insurance rather than your dental benefit. Ask your dentist for more information. 

Common CDT codes for Anesthesia and Sedation:

  • [9219] Evaluation - Moderate / Deep Sedation / General Anesthesia 




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