Pain & Anxiety Control (Anesthesia)

Our goal is to provide every patient with high-quality oral and maxillofacial surgery care. We wish to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible.   Dr. Falcone is not only a specialist in treating problems of the mouth, teeth and jaws, but also is experienced in dealing with the control of pain and anxiety. Modern technology makes it manageable to perform complicated surgical procedures in the office with little or no discomfort.

During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Falcone received extensive training in the medical and dental aspects of anesthesia. He holds a special permit, which is required to administer anesthesia in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, his office has been inspected and has state of the art monitoring equipment.

Dr. Falcone has the ability to handle emergency situations as well as having specific emergency medications and equipment that is mandatory for safe anesthesia delivery. Dr. Falcone and his staff are trained in CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

In our effort to make your surgical experience as pleasant and stress free as possible, as well as to maintain the highest level of safety, we employ a certified registered nurse anesthetist to assist Dr. Falcone in the delivery of anesthesia. Linda Rocanelli, CRNA has over 20 years of anesthesia expertise and has given thousands of intravenous sedations and general anesthetics over that time period. She is also employed at Hazleton General Hospital as a staff nurse anesthetist and maintains the penultimate standard of care for office outpatient anesthesia.

Anesthesia in our office as an outpatient can take place in many different forms.

    1. Local Anesthesia (Novocaine)

    2. Local Anesthesia with oral sedation (Oral Valium Sedation)

    3. Local Anesthesia with Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

    4. Local Anesthesia with Intravenous Sedation (Conscious
        Sedation, Deep Sedation, Twilight Sleep)

    5. General Anesthesia (Fully Asleep with a breathing tube) can
        also be performed but is not usually necessary. If general   
        anesthesia is required for your procedure, it may be done in
        a hospital setting as an outpatient or inpatient depending
        on your personal circumstances.

Dr. Falcone and his staff have the knowledge and expertise to make your surgical and anesthetic experience pleasant, safe and extremely comfortable and are always happy to answer any questions that you might have.

For more information, please see our What to Expect page and our special patient instructions in the upper right sidebar.