When you were a kid, your old dentist cut corners. They wouldn’t use enough medication and simply didn’t care if you were in pain during extensive dental procedures. Now years later, when you think of visiting a dental practice, all you can imagine is the pain you experienced, unpleasant sounds of the drill, and their lack of compassionate dental care. Who knew that one single negative dental experience could leave you paralyzed when it comes to caring for your smile? Luckily for you, Cranbrook Dental Care has the sedation services that can help you relax and forget about your traumatic past. Your sedation dentist in Bloomfield Hills can either oral conscious sedation or IV sedation to help you receive the dental care you need and deserve.
It’s Okay to Discuss Your Dental Fear
Dental fear can stem from many things. Dr. Banda, your dentist in Bloomfield Hills, is here to help you understand your dental phobia. It could stem from avoiding dental treatments because the fear of pain (which in turn makes your future dental appointments more extensive), fearing a closing claustrophobic feeling, and avoiding discomfort from multiple dental treatments. It’s important to communicate openly with our dentists. This way, we’re able to plan for your dental appointment with the appropriate sedative. By keeping open communication, we’re able to perform customized sedative-induced dental treatments while you rest comfortably.
The Perfect Patients for Sedation Dentistry
You may want to consider sedation dentistry if:
- You have a low pain threshold and extensive dental work.
- Can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
- Have very sensitive teeth and gums.
- Have a bad gag reflex.
- Need multiple dental treatments to be completed.
Sedation Offered at Cranbrook Dental Care
Unfortunately, when it comes to fears, the dentist is high on many people’s phobia list. That’s why Dr. Banda offers two sedatives that can help you calm down during when you visit our practice.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation is usually best for patients needing multiple treatments during a single dental appointment or patients with severe dental phobia. This sedative helps patients deeply relax during their appointments. In some cases, patients become so relaxed after drinking their doctor prescribed a sedative that they gently drift off into a calming sleep during their procedure. Many patients report hardly remembering any details about their treatment or procedures.
Intravenous sedation is more commonly known as IV sedation. As the name suggests, the sedative is administered through an IV for patients with severe dental anxiety. This way, Dr. Banda can perform multiple dental procedures in one visit while you drift off into a relaxed, deep sleep. Most patients tend to hardly have any memory of their dental appointment and can leave our office with a healthier smile, worry free.
Calm Your Dental Anxiety with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care
Dental fear can be conquered with the help of your dentist in Bloomfield Hills. Do you still have questions about how sedation may be able to help you or a loved one? Contact our office to discuss the details of your next successful sedated dental appointment.