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Dental Anesthesia

Dental Anesthesia in Naperville, IL


Several medications are available to help create more relaxed, comfortable dental visits. Some drugs control pain, some help you relax, and others put you into a deep sleep during dental treatment. You and Dr. Caputo can discuss a number of factors when deciding which medication to use for your treatment. The type of procedure, your overall health, history of allergies and your anxiety level are considered when determining which approach is best for your particular case.

For some dental visits, Dr. Caputo may recommend using a sedative, which can induce moderate sedation and will be administered by Board Certified/Eligible Anesthesiologists. After the procedure, ICU/ER nurses provide pre-op and recovery services.before or during dental procedures. Sedation methods include inhalation (using nitrous oxide), oral (by taking a pill) and intravenous (by injection). More complex treatments may require drugs that can induce deep sedation, reducing consciousness in order to relieve both pain and anxiety. On occasion, general anesthesia can be used, in which drugs cause a temporary loss of consciousness.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who will provide my anesthesia?
Experienced Board Certified/Eligible Anesthesiologists

Who will oversee my care during my recovery period?
Caputo Dental provides ICU/ER trained nurses that are critical care trained to assist you in your recovery.

Is anesthesia safe?
Due to advances in patient safety, the risks of anesthesia are very low. Anesthesiologists routinely bring even very sick patients through major operations safely.

What emergency procedures are in place should a serious complication occur?
Our highly skilled staff has the necessary emergency drugs, equipment and training to care for you in the event of a complication.

Will my procedure in the office cost the same as it does in the hospital?
No, by having your procedure done at Caputo Dental, you should experience significant cost savings.

What happens when my procedure is completed?
The nurses will continue to monitor your vital signs and provide medication if necessary. You will not be allowed to leave alone, drive yourself home or go home in a limo or taxi unescorted!


If you have any questions regarding dental anesthesia, be sure to contact us today!

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