Sweaty palms, a pounding heartbeat, a tight throat–do these happen to you before going to the dentist? Drs. Banda, Cheslin, Kane and Hanes, dentists in Bloomfield Hills, offer ways to calm dental phobia, along with sedation dentistry options to relax you so you get the dental care you deserve.
January 23, 2017
April 15, 2015
Does the idea of going to the dentist fill you with fear and send chills down your spine? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. Thousands of Americans feel an overbearing sense of dread when they make a dental appointment. The thought of having strange tools clean their teeth and gums is enough to cause an incredible amount of anxiety and stress. There is a solution for the anxiety and a way to relieve the stress. Cranbrook Dental Care, located in Bloomfield Hills, MI, offers methods of sedation, which provides a comfortable experience for those who usually experience fright.
A Relaxing Experience
Sedation dentistry is the best way to overcome any anxiety experienced during a dental appointment. Dr. Banda, a masterful dentist with years of experience, and his phenomenal team of seasoned experts, want to ensure that every patient, both new and returning, has a comfortable experience. We understand that our tools may seem alien and the procedures can induce stress, but our sedation techniques can remove the fear from the equation. We will simply give you a treatment to either relax your mind and body. In some cases, our sedation can cause patients to sleep, so they wake after the procedure is over. It makes the whole process very straightforward.
Types of Sedation
We offer two types of sedation. Both will alleviate anxiety, but we can apply one or the other, depending on a patient’s preferences. Our sedation types include the following:
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Our doctors can prescribe an anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety, medication. One to two hours before your dental appointment, you will take the pill, so its effects start to take hold before you enter our office. During the procedure, we will also apply nitrous oxide, increasing the effect of the medication. We suggest having someone drive you to and from the appointment if you undergo oral conscious sedation.
- IV Sedation: While this type is usually used for oral surgeries or longer procedures, this type of sedation can alleviate more severe cases of stress and anxiety. We will apply medication via an IV drip, which will cause a state of relaxation, or sleep, within minutes. Again, we suggest having a ride prepared for your appointment.
Receive Magnificent, Comfortable Service
For those who want the best care possible and a relaxing experience, then contact our office today and schedule your appointment with our fantastic team. We happily serve all patients who live in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.
November 17, 2014
Research has shown that over 15% of Americans actually suffer from dental anxiety. Many more simply avoid the dental care they need because of expected pain and discomfort. But if you need tooth replacement or restoration you should know that there are Sedation Dentistry techniques that can virtually eliminate the pain and discomforted associated with these dental procedures. Dr. Banda is an experienced sedation dentist and has completed an intensive IV sedation course at the Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
Sedation Dentistry Techniques
- Intravenous (IV) Sedation– Medication is delivered through a tiny needle placed through either the top of your hand or within your inner elbow. Eliminates anxiety and pain and you will remember little-to-nothing of the appointment by the next day. Medications most commonly used are Fentanyl (opiate), Versed (benzodiazepine), Ketamine, and Diprivan.
- Oral Conscious Sedation– Oral sedation works as a sedative to make you feel sleepy and as an anti-anxiety medication to relieve anxiety. These benzodiazepines are depressants that affect the central nervous system to reduce your sense of pain. Although you are aware of your surroundings you are less responsive to external stimuli like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials. The dentist may subscribe Valium, Xanax or Halcion.
Sedation Dentistry in Bloomfield Hills, MI
You don’t have to choose between tooth pain and pain from dental care. You can get the dental work you need with a comfortable pain free procedure. Dr. Banda makes every effort to ensure that patients are properly sedated for any major dental procedure. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today to experience the sedation dentistry difference for yourself. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.
January 3, 2014
Many patients struggle with anxiety when it comes to dental care. At Cranbrook Dental Care, we don’t want patients to delay or put off care because of anxious feelings. That’s why we offer two popular forms of sedation dentistry. With oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, we can help you ease stressful feelings and get the important care you need.
Oral conscious sedation works using an anti-anxiety medication prescribed for you by Dr. Banda. Simply take the prescribed amount one hour before your procedure. As you wait for your appointment to begin, the medicine will begin to take effect. Many patients come close to dosing off, but you’ll still be able to respond to Dr. Banda’s questions or directions during your visit. Most patients don’t have any memory of their appointment afterwards.
Similarly, IV sedation can help you experience dental care in a way you never thought possible. But with this method, the sedative is delivered intravenously instead of with a pill. In both cases, you will need a friend or family member with you to drive you home afterwards.
Don’t put off important dental care any longer. Call Cranbrook Dental Care to find out how sedation dentistry can help you. We serve patients from Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham.