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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Eric Gladstein, DMD
...    Professional Organizations American Dental Association Connecticut State Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry Connecticut Academy of General Dentistry Greater New Britain Dental Society, member and past President Alpha Omega Dental Society Center for Professional Development Dental Tutorial Institute-founding member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - General member Member of the Regional Small Pox Vaccine Emergency Bioterrorism Team New England Master Track Study Club American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Awards and Appointments Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry 2005 Fellowship Award in the Academy of General Dentistry 1990 Anesthesia and Pain Control Award in the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology Connecticut State Dental Association - Reference Committee Connecticut State Dental Association - House of Delegates Representative (Ruling Body of Dental Society) Alpha Omega Dental Society Board of Directors City of New Britain - Official Dentist {Treats and reviews employee injury cases} New Britain Dental Society - Past President Review cases for various Attorneys and for insurance companies Expert witness at depositions and in court Expert witness for Workers Compensation Commissioner Consumer Research Council of America award for America's Top Dentist Hartford Magazine's Editor Choice Award for Top Dentists Academic and Professional Lectures New Britain Dental Society University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine Dental Educational Broadcast for WFSB, Channel 3, Hartford, CT...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
...They are generally carried out under local anesthesia (small shots, just like for a filling), sometimes with the addition of sedation or anti-anxiety medication...

What Can A Deep Cleaning Do For Gum Disease?
... Most of the time, root planing is performed with local anesthesia (numbing shots) in the areas requiring treatment...

Five Facts About Dental Implant Surgery
... Almost all implants are placed using local anesthesia — typically, a numbing shot...

Gum Disease: A "Silent" Problem You Shouldn't Ignore
...Using hand-held and ultrasonic instruments, the buildup of plaque (tartar) is carefully removed, sometimes under local anesthesia...

FAQs About Calming Your Fears With Oral Sedation Dentistry
...After the sedation takes effect, it will be easier to experience injections of local anesthesia if needed to numb your gums for the dental procedure...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
...Placing one or more implants involves minor surgery, which is typically performed in the dental office and requires only local anesthesia...

What is Pediatric Conscious Sedation?
...Conscious sedation can remove anxiety and produce a feeling of calm and relaxation during dental treatment; however, unlike general anesthesia, it doesn’t cause the loss of consciousness...

Herbal Supplements: Do You Have to Tell Your Dentist?
...However, the active chemical compounds in this herb can interfere with some anesthetic drugs, and may make it harder for you to recover from the effects of anesthesia...

Hats Off to Ether (and Even Better Anesthetics)
...But if it seems that perhaps the park designers were feeling a bit light-headed when they commissioned this statue* then just think of what it would have been like to have a tooth drilled without it! Today, of course, ether is no longer used for anesthesia; that’s because medical science has developed far better ways to make sure you don’t feel pain when you’re having a procedure...

Difficult or Not, Plaque Removal is Necessary for Stopping Gum Disease
...After administering local anesthesia, the abscess must be treated to remove the cause and allow the infectious fluid to drain...

Conscious Sedation Eases Treatment Anxiety for Young Dental Patients
... While general anesthesia creates a total loss of consciousness, conscious sedation uses precise medications to suppress consciousness at different levels ranging from light to deep suppression, and create a relaxed state for the patient...

IV Sedation can help Relax Patients with Acute Dental Visit Anxiety
...Unlike general anesthesia which achieves complete unconsciousness to block pain, IV sedation reduces consciousness to a controllable level...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields
...But not long ago, that familiar face was spotted in an unusual place: wearing a nasal anesthesia mask at the dentist's office...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
... This relatively minor procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and requires only a few days of recuperation...

Fillings
... Watch Tooth-Colored Fillings Video What to Expect After Getting a Filling The numbness caused by your local anesthesia should wear off within a couple of hours...

Nitrous Oxide
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Gum Grafting
... Grafting procedures are typically carried out under local anesthesia, and are generally pain-free...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
... The Flap Surgery Procedure Flap surgery is typically done under local anesthesia, sometimes accompanied by oral anti-anxiety medications; alternatively, it may be performed under intravenous conscious sedation...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV (intravenous) sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair
...Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is used, so your child won't experience any pain...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... The surgery itself may occur in a hospital or an office setting, with the type of anesthesia that's most appropriate for the procedure, and for your comfort...

Extractions
...A thorough medical and drug history is taken, to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure, and your options for anesthesia will be discussed...

Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
...Typically, the procedure requires only local anesthesia, and it doesn't take long...

Sedation Dentistry
...Read Article Local Anesthesia for Pain-Free Dentistry Local anesthesia is one of the most effective tools in dentistry and medicine...

Sinus Surgery
...Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed...

Wisdom Teeth
...The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure...

Air Abrasion
In the future, could small cavities be detected early and filled without anesthesia, and with only the minimum removal of tooth material...

Anesthesia Wand
If you've ever had needle phobia, you might like to learn about a new technology referred to as an “anesthesia wand,” which is a computer-controlled dental-injection tool...

Bone Grafting
... What to Expect The procedure for placing a bone graft usually requires only local anesthesia, though oral or IV sedatives can also be used to achieve a higher state of relaxation...

Fixed Dentures
... What to Expect The surgery to place dental implants that support a fixed denture is a simple, routine procedure carried out in an office setting, under local anesthesia in most cases...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... The Apicoectomy Procedure Root canal surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, so you won't feel any pain...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...In fact, the procedure generally causes little discomfort, but is quite successful in relieving tooth pain! Dentists are adept at using anesthesia to block the sensation of pain, and are experienced in calming the fears of young ones...

Endodontics
...Here's what to expect: First, you will receive anesthesia (usually a numbing shot) — and for many patients, the worst is now over...

Implant Dentistry
...The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases...

Oral Surgery
The word “surgery” often brings to mind a stay in the hospital, general anesthesia, and perhaps a lengthy recovery period...

Technology
... Anesthesia Wand...