January 23, 2017
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.
October 22, 2015
Although there will soon be ghosts and goblins aplenty with Halloween around the corner, for some people there is an even scarier prospect—an appointment with the dentist. Every year, millions of otherwise brave Americans delay or even ignore the dental treatment they need because they are genuinely fearful of seeing the dentist. For some, the reason may be an early childhood memory that is unpleasant. For others, the fear may be based in the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office. No matter what keeps you from seeing the dentist as often as you need, Dr. David Banda and his team can calm your nerves with sedation dentistry.
August 4, 2015
The big day is finally here. You’ve been looking forward to this day and dreading it in equal measure. Well, maybe you’ve dreaded it more. Your pulse races, your head spins, “I can’t do this,” you think. You change your mind, you can do it. Just breathe in and out; in and out. Finally, you muster up the courage to leave your house. You’re halfway down the street when you realize you’ve forgotten your wallet. You turn your car around, and head back home. Checking your watch, you decide you’ll never make it in time. With that, you call Dr. David G. Banda’s office and let us know you can’t make it. Sinking into a chair, you feel an overwhelming sense of relief because you don’t have to see the dentist. Then, the sharp pain in your tooth reminds you why you made the appointment in the first place, and you ask to reschedule.
If this sounds like you, you may be one of the nearly 40 million people in the US who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. At Cranbrook Dental Care, we know how you feel, and strive to put every patient at ease. Our office provides a calming atmosphere, and our attentive staff are always willing to accommodate your concerns. If you still fear coming to see us, we can offer you sedation dentistry. This option allows you to relax while receiving the dental care that you need. Call our Bloomfield Hills, MI practice to schedule an appointment today.
April 6, 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.
August 15, 2014
Something that many people have in common is a fear. Whether it is a fear of snakes or flying, may people live with so many different fears, and it may affect the way they live their daily lives. For some the fear may be slight, but for others, it can be crippling. A fear that many people have in common is a fear of the dentist. Because of this fear, people may delay the much needed dental work they need performed, causing them to live their lives with a deteriorating mouth. Though you may feel as though there is nothing you can do to get over your fear, Dr. Banda is able to help. By offering sedation dentistry at his Bloomfield Hills, MI dental office, he is able to calm the fears of his patients with ease.
Aside from our patients who have a fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry is also able to help those who suffer from TMJ and people who find it difficult to keep their mouths open for extended periods of time. One form of sedation we offer our patients is IV sedation. With this, we will sit down and talk to you, evaluating your anxiety level. This is a very personalized form of sedation, allowing us to administer just the right amount to ensure your absolute comfort. You will receive the sedation intravenously, and you will feel extreme relaxation and absolutely no pain during your dental work. Our doctors will be able to perform your dental work with ease while you sit and rest.
The other form of sedation we offer is oral conscious sedation. This involves taking a prescribed pill or drinking a liquid medication before your appointment. Again, you will be able to unwind while your dental work is being performed, and you will not feel any pain. With both forms of sedation, your vital signs, such as your breathing and heart rate, will be monitored, making sure everything is going smoothly. Another important thing to remember is that you will need a trusted loved one to bring you home after your dental appointment, as the effects of the sedation will still be in your system. If you would like to know more about sedation dentistry and how Dr. Banda can help, contact our office today!
Do you have questions about these services, or do you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda or Dr. Steven Hane? Call us today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, restorative, and sedation dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from across the Bloomfield Hills, MI area, including Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham. We look forward to treating you and giving you a beautiful, healthy smile!
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 Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Birmingham, and beyond.
April 25, 2013
What, you might wonder, is the greatest benefit of a service like sedation dentistry? That it lets you get the important dental care you need without feeling any of the anxiety you commonly feel. Every year, many patients avoid care because of legitimate feelings of anxiety. Sometimes that anxiety is rooted in past experience and sometimes it has to do with other conditions, like a neuromuscular condition. Whatever your particular reason might be, Dr. David Banda of Cranbrook Dental Care can help with IV sedation and oral conscious sedation.
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
Oral conscious and IV sedation are two of the most common and effective sedation dentistry options used by patients. What’s more, they work with a wide variety of anxiety levels, from mild all the way up to severe. After talking with you about the anxiety you typically feel at his Bloomfield Hills office, Dr. Banda will recommend a way forward.
Oral conscious sedation uses a commonly prescribed medication to help patients erase feelings of fear. IV sedation is administered through a tube and is often best for oral surgery or for time-consuming procedures, allowing you to get more work done in fewer visits. But regardless of which option you choose, you’ll need a friend or family member with you to drive you home afterwards. By the next day you’ll be ready to return to your normal activities.
Have you put off care because of anxiety? Call Cranbrook Dental Care to reserve a consultation appointment. During an appointment with our Bloomfield Hills team, we can talk to you about sedation dentistry and your treatment options and devise a plan that helps you meet your needs. We serve patients from Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Birmingham, and all surrounding areas.