Sedation Dentistry in the Hartford, Connecticut Area

Many people who are in serious need of dental attention can never bring themselves to visit a dentist. For people like these, just the thought of entering a dentist's office is enough to fill them with intense dread and anxiety. If this sounds like you, you should know that you’re not alone. About half of all American adults do not get the dental care they need. This is why Dr. Steven Balloch is proud to offer sedation dentistry, serving patients in Connecticut, particularly Hartford.

Dr. Balloch and his staff are true professionals; dedicated, friendly, and precise. I used the sleep dentistry option and felt no discomfort at all. For anyone thinking about getting porcelain veneers, I highly recommend Dr. Balloch and his staff.

Video: IV Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Steven Balloch is proud to offer IV sedation dentistry, or sleep dentistry, at his practice. He and his dental anesthesiologist have done literally hundreds of cases together over the last thirty years. He offers this service to anxious patients, and to those undergoing extensive dental work.

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Sleep Dentistry

Dr. Balloch understands how intimidating and stressful the thought of going to the dentist can be. Perhaps you have had a bad dental experience in the past, enduring more pain than you should have or encountering a dentist with a particularly abrasive manner. Perhaps you have avoided seeing a dentist altogether. Whatever your history, we would love the opportunity to show you how comfortable, relaxing, and pleasant a dental appointment can be with sedation dentistry. He welcomes all new patients to his practice, but he is particularly pleased to make a difference in the lives of people who have a dental phobia.

How Sedation Dentistry Works

Dr. Balloch has built his practice on the idea that cosmetic dentistry can and should be gentle and pain-free, and as a result offers the option of sedation dentistry to patients at his Hartford, Connecticut practice. Under intravenous sedation administered by a licensed dentist anesthetist, you will enter a semi-conscious state of sedation, during which you will be unaware of the dental procedure taking place. When the sedation dissipates, you will feel like you have just woken from a restful sleep; you probably won't even remember the procedure. Dr. Balloch will discuss with you any post-operative care instructions, and your cosmetic work will be done.

What procedures can be performed during sedation dentistry?

Most treatments can be coupled with sedation dentistry for the patient’s comfort, including dental porcelain veneers, TMJ treatments, and full mouth reconstructions. Because even the most complex dental work is easier when the patient is comfortable and relaxed, multiple procedures can be completed in hours that might otherwise take days of numerous visits. In some cases, years of neglected dental work can be completed in one or two office visits.

Who is a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

Ideal for today’s hectic agendas, sedation dentistry allows busy Hartford, Connecticut-area residents to schedule more than one procedure to be performed during an office visit. Before the procedure, Dr. Balloch will conduct a thorough examination and screen you for sedation dentistry candidacy. Be sure to mention if you are taking any medications or if you have any health conditions that may be affected by sedation dentistry. If you are an appropriate candidate, you can look forward to simply sitting back, relaxing, and "sleeping" through your dental experience.

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Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

If you would like to find out more about sedation dentistry, contact Hartford, Connecticut -area dentist Steven Balloch today. As always, your comfort is our first concern; your consultation will be discreet and private.