Some people require anaesthesia in order for dental treatment to be carried out. Before a decision is made regarding anaesthesia it will be assessed as to whether the dental treatment can be performed with the assistance of sedative medication, nitrous oxide or using psychological methods. Nitrous oxide is available at some public and private dental clinics.
Costs for anaesthesia during dental treatment
For children (0-18 years), people with mental disabilities and groups of older, long-term sick and disabled in institutions and home nursing care, the county municipality has a duty to cover the costs, including for dental treatment with anaesthesia if required.
The dentist will assess whether you require anaesthesia. Dental treatment with anaesthesia will be provided at a hospital and the waiting time may be long.
With regard to adults who are not covered by the Public Dental Health Service or other schemes, they must, as a starting point, pay for the anaesthesia treatment themselves, however the various counties may have different policies.
Enquiries may be directed to the individual county dentists. In some counties, dental treatment is performed at hospitals. Some private dental clinics also offer anaesthesia.
In some cases, the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme provides financial support for dental treatment under anaesthesia.
If you have any questions, please call Veiledning helsenorge (user service) on phone number 23 32 70 00.