If you are afraid of dental treatment, have difficulty getting numb, have a bad gag reflex, or have a busy schedule and want to have all your treatment in one visit, you may find it a challenge to get the dental work you need when you need it most. For this reason, there is sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry refers to the various methods that dentists have to put their patients in a relaxed state for the duration of their treatment, and it’s an option we’re proud to offer here at our Hartford, CT area cosmetic dentistry practice. Dr. Steven Balloch is committed to his patients having the best possible experience at his office each time they visit and he has performed thousands of dental procedures in the Hartford area since 1985
Whatever sedation dentistry method you undergo, you will obviously be in a relaxed state. You may be semi-conscious to unconscious in such states, and you may be drowsy or groggy after your treatment is completed. The degree of relaxation you experience will be related to the type of dental sedation that you undergo. Determining which method of Hartford, CT sedation dentistry will be discussed during your examination. The most common side effects you experience after your appointment is over may include dizziness, nausea and drowsiness. The longer you have been sedated the longer these side effects will linger, but most people are fully recovered by the next day.
Whatever method of sedation dentistry you undergo, it is important that you arrange for transportation to and from our office. You will not be in any condition to safely operate machinery or a vehicle for at least a few hours or so after treatment since you will be gradually regaining full consciousness and control of your faculties. This is a safety precaution that we take seriously for all of our patients.
There is much more discuss when it comes to sedation dentistry and how it can help you deal with dental anxiety and other matters. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Balloch, contact our cosmetic dentistry office near Hartford, CT today.