For some, there’s no fear deeper than scheduling a visit with their dentist. Lots of people let it prevent them from having their regular cleanings! At our Carmichael office, we don’t want anything to come between you and the best dental care possible; that’s why Marconi Dental Group offers convenient and distinct levels of dental sedation for our patients to choose from.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine…

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, has been used as a dental for over 100 years. Although it gives you a somewhat euphoric feeling, the reports of laughter are somewhat exaggerated! Administered through a soft mask placed over your nose, the gaseous mixture takes the edge off and may make you feel like you are thinking extremely profound thoughts, but it does not control pain. You will still need to have anesthetic injections in order to not feel anything. However, once your procedure is finished, you will begin feeling normal again within a few minutes. You’ll be able to drive yourself home and continue about your normal business.

“Knock Me Out Please!”

For some patients, even the thought of being awake in the dentist’s chair is too much. For other patients, nitrous reacts with their body chemistry to make them more nervous than they were initially. Marconi Dental Group offers another solution to help make your dental appointments easier: light conscious oral sedation. This prescription sedative will be given to you about an hour before your treatment starts. It will leave you very calm and relaxed and just this side of conscious! You’ll be able to hear and respond to the dentist, but after the medication wears off, you might not remember it! Be aware that you’ll need to bring a buddy with you to your appointment since you will be unable to drive for 24 hours.

IV Sedation for Deep Relaxation

Marconi Dental Group in Carmichael is one of the area’s few dentist offices to provide in-house IV sleep dentistry. This option lets you tune everything out completely, in the safety of our family dental practice.

Which Is Best For Me?

Nitrous is a great, thoroughly tested option if you have a short procedure and low levels of anxiety. You may be able to use it only during the injection stage or for a limited time at the beginning of the procedure. On the other hand, if you have reactions to general anesthetic, or are extremely nervous about your visit, Halcion or Valium may be a better option for you. Light conscious sedation works well for longer, more involved procedures since it lasts a few hours before wearing off.  IV sedatives may be preferred for more complex procedures. Our Carmichael dentists can work with you, regardless of which option you choose.

Don’t let anxiety make you put off your dental care. Call Marconi Dental Grouptoday to find out how we can help you relax during your next trip to our Carmichael dentist office.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

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Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

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Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.