Implant Dentistry 101: Do You Need Oral Soft Tissue Surgery?

February 17, 2015

156482063If you’ve been told that you may need oral soft tissue surgery, don’t panic.  The goal of oral soft tissue surgery is to restore and maintain attractive and healthy mouth tissues. Your gum or soft tissue surgery doesn’t have to be a traumatic or uncomfortable experience. You can trust Dr. Banda to perform your oral surgery. Dr. Banda is a gentle and highly qualified soft tissue oral surgeon, specializing in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles, and nerves of the mouth. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery?

Sometimes, mouth surgery is required to restore gum tissues around teeth or prepare gum tissues for dental implants. Oral soft tissue surgery may be for the augmentation, reduction, or reshaping of your gums. Common soft tissue surgeries include:

  • Frenectomy: Frena are small folds of tissue under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip, or connecting the cheeks and gums. A Frenectomy may be performed to loosen the frenum’s connection and extend the range of motion in the area.
  • Soft tissue grafts: Soft tissue gum grafts are used to increase gum tissue in certain areas. Gum tissue grafting can be used to:

o   Prevent further gum recession

o   Cover exposed tooth roots

o   Stop gum sensitivity

o   Improve gum appearance

o   Treat advanced periodontitis

  • Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty: A gingivectomy surgically removes diseased or excess gum tissue caused by advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Gingivoplasty is the surgical reshaping of the gum tissue, and is often performed in combination with a gingivectomy.
  • Crown Lengthening: If a tooth has been severely weakened by decay, is cracked, broken, or worn down, Dr. Banda may perform a crown lengthening procedure to ensure that enough of the tooth’s structure is available to securely hold a dental crown in place.

Is Oral Soft Tissue Surgery Painful?

Dr. Banda is trained and experienced in all aspects of anesthesia and sedation administration. Every consideration will be made to ensure that your oral soft tissue surgery is as comfortable, relaxed, and pain free as possible. Usually, patients describe their oral surgery experience as surprisingly pleasant. After surgery, you may be prescribed pain medication to make you as comfortable as possible at home.

Bloomfield Hills Oral Soft Tissue Surgery

Oral soft tissue surgery improves the form and functioning of your teeth and gums to maintain optimum oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, for your oral soft tissue surgery needs. Dr. Banda offers patient centered dental care. Cranbrook Dental Care is trusted by families throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, Birmingham, and the neighboring communities.

Do You Need Tooth Removal Surgery?

December 17, 2014

512961243If you ask someone why they fear the dentist, a common answer may be that they have a fear of tooth removal. “What if the dentist says that I need a tooth removed?” Though tooth removal is one of the more invasive dental procedures, it can be necessary in some cases to save your surrounding healthy teeth and prevent the spread of infection in your mouth. Tooth removal today, is a quick and efficient procedure.  A clear sign that you need a tooth removed is chronic pain or discomfort somewhere in your mouth, especially from a tooth that was previously treated with root canal surgery. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda, the Implant Dentist, at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda will perform the tooth removal procedure you need with your care and comfort in mind. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.

Why You Made Need Tooth Removal Surgery

  • Decay: Sometimes cavities can reduce and corrupt the surface of your tooth to such a degree, that the pain, discomfort, and sensitivity experienced, requires the tooth to be removed.
  • Crowding: Your tooth may need to be pulled to make room for orthodontic treatment, or to make room for a tooth that doesn’t have enough room to erupt (break through the gum line).
  • Infection: Sometimes tooth decay can extend to the pulp at the center of your tooth. The nerves and blood vessels that make up the pulp can become infected with harmful bacteria. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy, however if the infection is severe enough, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection to your healthy teeth.
  • Gum Disease: If an infection is located in the bone and gum tissue that supports your teeth, your teeth may loosen and need to be extracted before they fall out.
  • Wisdom Teeth: About 12% of Americans have wisdom teeth that will eventually become infected if they are not removed.

Tooth Removal in Bloomfield Hills, MI

The longer you postpone your routine dental care, the more likely you will need tooth removal to treat infection and decay in your mouth. If you believe that your condition may require tooth removal, make an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is a highly qualified oral surgeon. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI.

Get the Dental Care you Need with Sedation Dentistry

November 17, 2014

477563171Research 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) SedationMedication 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 SedationOral 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.

Celebrate 2014 with Dental Implants!

January 6, 2014

Being insecure about your smile is never an easy thing to deal with. When you are not confident about your smile, everything else seems to fall to the waist side. You may be hesitant to laugh with your friends, smile, or be around other people. Though it may feel as though there is no relief to your smile insecurities, our very own Dr. David G. Banda is able to restore your smile to perfection with dental implants.

Dental implants are a wonderful option for those who want to permanently change their smile. The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Banda. There, he will be able to fully assess your smile, discuss your long term goals, as well as address any concerns or questions you may have. If you are considered a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Banda will surgically install a screw-like implant into your jaw bone. This provides stability for your new teeth, as well as prevents bone loss. After the implant, the abutment is added, which is essentially a support system for the implant as well as the crown to be placed on top. The final step to dental implanting is placing your beautiful crowns on top of the abutment. At the end of the procedure, you are left with nothing but a beautiful, flawless smile!

One of the many advantages to dental implants is the fact they look completely natural. Like many people, you may not want it to be obvious you had work done, or you do not want your smile to look fake. Dental implants look like your natural teeth, sure you are sure to look as put together as possible. Another advantage is the fact that dental implants restore you self-esteem. Because you may have lost some confidence while being insecure about your smile, this procedure is a wonderful way to give back the worth you have missed!

If you feel as though Dr. Banda is able to help you revolutionize your smile with dental implants, contact our office and make an appointment today! Don’t wait to change your smile and your life!

Contact Cranbrook Dental Care today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Banda. We will be able to take care of all of your implant placement, sedation dentistry, and oral surgery needs. We proudly serve patients from Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the surrounding Detroit areas!

 

Avoiding Bones Loss with Dental Implants

March 18, 2013

Tooth roots serve two important functions. The first is that they anchor teeth to the jaw. Second, they stimulate the production of new bone tissue. This keeps the jaw healthy and strong.

When a tooth is lost, so is the root. As a result, a part of the jaw no longer has something there to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue. That can lead to serious repercussions for your smile as time goes by.

Bone loss will be the primary problem. Over time, the portion of jaw that’s missing a root will begin to atrophy. Then, as more bone loss occurs, nearby teeth will be put in danger as well. Given enough time, it’s possible for the loss of just one tooth to lead to the loss of several others.

Thankfully, with a restorative solution like dental implants, Dr. Banda of Cranbrook Dental Care can help patients from Bloomfield and beyond avoid bone loss. That’s because dental implants mimic the structure of natural teeth. The top portion–known as the crown–replaces your missing tooth, while the implant post below it acts like a prosthetic root.

Most dental implants are made from titanium. When placed in the jaw, implants promote the growth of new bone tissue, the way a natural root does. Over time, the jaw and your new “root” will bond, creating a strong, stable foundation for your replacement tooth.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Do you have a gap in your smile? Are you worried about bone loss in your jaw? Talk to Dr. Banda about restoring your smile with dental implants. During a simple a consultation visit with him at his Bloomfield dental office, he can tell you if you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you are, his team can start putting together your treatment plan right away.

Call Cranbrook Dental Care today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Banda. We serve patients from Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan area of Detroit.