Specialty Physician Consultation – 1 hour assessment and treatment recommendation. A sedation or sleep dentist can provide a sedative as part of dental treatment for patients who need such extra care, whether due to a phobia or a medical condition, or for a child or elderly person. The sedation methods most commonly used are inhalation anesthesia, oral conscious sedation, general anesthesia, and intravenous (IV) sedation. The purpose of sedation is to put patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep. The total cost includes a one hour consultation with a specialist. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.