Don’t Fear Going to the Dentist in Bloomfield Hills

January 23, 2017

Dental anxiety affects up to 15 percent of Americans. Your dentists at Cranbrook Dental Care in Bloomfield Hills help you calm nerves for best oral health. 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.


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.

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.

Do You Need a Sinus Lift?

October 17, 2014

483261555A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is an oral surgery during which bone is added to the upper jaw between the molars and pre-molars. This type of surgery has become common practice before dental implant procedures. If there is insufficient bone height in the upper jaw, or if there is not enough room between the sinuses and the jaw for the implants to be properly placed, sinus lift surgery may be needed. You made need a sinus lift if you have reabsorbed bone due to tooth loss, bone loss due to gum disease, or a maxillary sinus that’s too close to the upper jaw for implants to be placed. The shape and the size of the sinuses vary from person to person and can get larger as you age. For your dental implant consultation, 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.

Sinus Lift Procedure

For the sinus lift, the oral surgeon first cuts into the gum tissue above the back teeth. This tissue is then raised, exposing the jaw bone. A small, oval window is cut into the bone. The membrane lining the sinus on the other side of the window that separates your sinus from your jaw is gently pushed up and away from your jawbone. Bone-graft material is then packed into this empty space. Usually several millimeters of bone from your own body, from a cadaver or from a cow bone is added. Once the bone is in place, the tissue is stitched back together. The dental implants will be placed four to nine months later, allowing time for the grafted bone material to mesh with your jaw bone. The healing time depends on the amount of bone used.

Sinus Lift for Dental Implants in Bloomfield Hills, MI

As part of your consultation to get dental implants, the dentist will take oral x-rays to determine if a sinus lift procedure is needed. If you’re thinking about dental implants, get the process started today by making an appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care. Dr. Banda is an experienced and caring oral surgeon, proudly serving patients throughout Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham, MI and surrounding areas.

Comfortable Dental Care with Sedation Dentistry

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.