Dr. Caggiano has been a leader in sedation dentistry for over 15 years successfully treating hundreds of patients. If you’ve ever been embarrassed about the condition of your smile, Dr. Caggiano understands how painful that can be. Many of his patients are just like you. Sedation dentistry allows our patients to reverse years of dental problems in as few as one or two appointments. Relax in complete safety and total comfort. Forgot how your dental appointment used to be, sedation dentistry has helped hundreds of people overcome their fear and and obtain their lifelong goal for a beautiful and healthy smile.
The procedure is simple. When you arrive for your treatment you will be given halcyon, an oral sedative which will put you into a relaxed and comfortable state. You will be awake but very drowsy. The time you spend in the dentists chair will feel like minutes. Before you know it the procedure is over and you will have little recollection of the entire experience.
A small mask will be placed over the patient’s nose and adjusted so that the patient is comfortable. At this time, the patient will be breathing 100% oxygen.
The dentist will gradually introduce nitrous oxide. Once the patient feels completely relaxed, the procedure will begin.
At the conclusion of the sedation dentistry treatment, the patient will once again receive 100% oxygen (for a minimum of 3 – 5 min). At the end of this time, the person should feel absolutely back to normal.
An extremely thin needle is inserted by our anesthesiologist into a vein close to the surface of the skin. IV drip consists of an anti-anxiety medication which puts the patient into a state of deep relaxation. Time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps even nothing at all, of what happened.
A local anesthetic will also be administered in conjunction with this method of dental sedation. When you come for your free initial consultation, the dentist will review your medical history and will determine if IV sedation is the best sedation option for you.
During all sedation appointments, the blood pressure and pulse are continually monitored on our patients. In addition, we monitor the oxygen saturation levels of the blood with a pulse oximeter that gently clips onto the finger.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!
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.