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Two Options for Sedation Dentistry

November 27, 2013

Many patients struggle with dental anxiety. As a real and common problem, dental anxiety can keep patients from seeing Dr. Banda for regular care, but also for more important general or restorative care. It doesn’t have to, though. Using one of two effective sedation dentistry options, our dental team at Cranbrook Dental Care can help patients with dental anxiety overcome feelings of nervousness and finally receive the help they need.

Dr. Banda’s sedation dentistry options include:

  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Conscious Sedation

Both options are good for patients with mild to moderate anxiety, while IV sedation can also help patients with a more severe form. What’s more, sedation dentistry makes it possible to complete more care in fewer visits. Just cutting down the number of appointment necessary for care can make a patient feel more relaxed and less anxious.

How can you know which method of sedation is right for you? Dr. Banda can help. During a consultation with us, we can talk to you about how much anxiety you feel. We’ll also consider what kind of service(s) you need. Then, once we have all the information we need, we can recommend a personalized solution.

IV sedation introduces a sedative into the body intravenously. As we administer care, we’ll closely monitor your blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate to ensure your safety.

Oral conscious sedation works using a commonly prescribed medication. You’ll simply take a pill or drink a liquid form before your appointment and wait for it to take effect. As with IV sedation, we’ll monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety. In both cases, patients will need to have a friend or family member drive them home afterward, as it can take several hours for the effects of sedation dentistry to fully wear off.

Do you want to learn more about sedation dentistry? Call Cranbrook Dental Care today schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda. He serves patients from BloomfieldBloomfield HillsTroyBirmingham, and beyond.

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