At Seattle’s Best Smiles, your comfort and safety are our top concerns. Although we offer highly effective local anesthesia and take measures to minimize your discomfort, we know that you may still suffer from dental anxiety. To help you relax, we offer several effective sedation options, including oral conscious sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation, and nitrous oxide. Dr. Mark Caggiano will help you select the right option, based on your health needs and particular procedure.
You know it’s important to visit your dentist regularly, to keep your smile healthy. Even if you have a perfect home oral hygiene program (and, really, who’s perfect?), you need regular professional cleanings and exams to ensure that all is well inside your mouth. You might also benefit from other treatments, such as sealants, that help to prevent decay. Dr. Caggiano’s patients are comfortable asking him any questions they have about their oral health, and they can relax knowing that his years of experience and the most modern technology are caring for them.
While most of us know that, if we don’t take care of our oral hygiene, we could get cavities and tooth decay, not everyone is aware that the health of the gums is of at least as much importance. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in America. If the gums are inflamed by bacteria, the structures that support the teeth become damaged. In severe cases, your general health can be affected too, with some studies linking gum disease with other problems like heart disease. Luckily, if you have any gum health issues, your dentist in Kirkland can help to restore your gums to health and protect your smile.
Many people experience tooth decay at some point in their lives. Small lapses in oral hygiene, eating or drinking sugary foods and beverages, and even genetics can lead to cavities. When this happens, it’s important to go to a dentist right away to have the problem taken care of. Dr. Caggiano performs all fillings using the most advanced material, called composite resin. It’s tooth-colored, making it virtually invisible. If you need a filling, and especially if decay is more advanced and you need a root canal, you might feel anxious about the procedure. Dr. Caggiano’s compassionate care will help to put you at ease, but if you need a little more help relaxing, he can offer you sedation dentistry to help you stay calm throughout your appointment.
If you need your regular dental check-up, or if you have any problems with your teeth, contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Caggiano. It’s important to make sure that you have a check-up every six months to prevent future problems. If you’re having any pain or other tooth trouble, the sooner you get it taken care of, the easier the treatment will be. So make sure you get to your dentist in Kirkland as soon as possible. With a compassionate dentist like Dr. Caggiano who also offers sedation dentistry, you know you’ll have a pleasant experience taking care of your smile.
If you are suffering from an infection, root canal therapy may be the most effective way to end your discomfort and save your tooth. The procedure can also prevent bacteria from spreading to surrounding oral structures. During the procedure, Dr. Caggiano will clean out the compromised tooth and reshape the root canals.
If bacteria, plaque, and tartar remain on your teeth, the bacteria will eventually spread below your gum line, causing gum disease. Scaling and planing is one of the most common treatments for this condition. It can stop the spread of the bacteria that can cause gum recession and tooth loss.
We recommend sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen children’s teeth and prevent cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance, but children typically do not get enough in their food and water. With fluoride varnishes, Dr. Caggiano can further strengthen their teeth and prevent demineralization.
For over 25 years, Dr. Mark Caggiano, DDS has provided cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a comfortable, professional environment. Dr. Caggiano received a degree in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Southern California. He has had extensive post-graduate training and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association and The International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Caggiano makes dental treatment relaxed and comfortable for patients while enhancing their oral health and beautifying their smiles.