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Sedation Dentistry: Anxiety-Free Dental Care for Bloomfield Hills Families

Sedation Dentistry Gives Patients a Positive Experience

Many people genuinely fear visiting the dentist, so they put off routine care or necessary repairs. Their oral health and self-esteem deteriorate. We have created a warm, inviting environment with little touches like blankets, pillows, and music to make patients feel comfortable.

Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Banda to provide nervous patients with comprehensive care in a soothing, calm atmosphere. Even patients with extreme nervousness can relax and rest during treatment. We offer both IV sedation and oral conscious sedation to accommodate your specific needs.

IV Sedation

Think it's impossible to relax at the dentist's office? Reliable intravenous (IV) sedation techniques let you rest comfortably while receiving the dental care you need and want. If fear of the dentist keeps you from necessary treatment, ask us about IV sedation to ease you through any procedure.

While mostly used for oral surgeries or time-consuming procedures, IV sedation can alleviate severe anxiety and phobias associated with dentists, needles, and drills to make any dental procedure pleasant. In addition, patients with sensitive gag reflexes and those with TMJ problems or other neuromuscular disorders that make it hard to keep their mouths open for long periods of time often benefit from IV sedation. We will consult with you to determine your anxiety level and decide whether IV sedation is safe for you, based on medical history and present health conditions.

The sedative dosage we administer correlates to the intensity of your anxiety or discomfort. IV sedation allows us unprecedented control over relaxation levels, so we can tailor the sedation to your specific needs. Depending on the amount of sedative you receive, you will feel extremely relaxed, drowsy, or you may fall asleep completely. The dose of the medication can be customized to reach your expected level of relaxation, from mild relaxation to completely asleep with absolutely no memory of your procedure.

As with any procedure we perform, your physical safety remains our top concern. To prepare for an appointment in which you will receive IV sedation, do not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to your procedure, except for prescription medications, unless advised otherwise. While you are under sedation, we closely monitor blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. Dr. Banda and his team are certified in A.C.L.S. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) After your dental work, we stop the IV and let you rest comfortably for 15 to 20 minutes before you leave our office. If necessary, we prescribe pain management medication after your visit, particularly after an oral surgery. You must arrange to have a responsible adult drive you home from your appointment and remain with you until drowsiness wears off. You should be able to resume normal activities the day after the appointment.

We understand your fear about visiting the dentist, as well as your desire for healthy, beautiful teeth. We can help you achieve the smile of your dreams with the compassionate care you deserve. Ask us if IV sedation is right for you!

Oral Conscious Sedation

With oral conscious sedation, Dr. Banda custom tailors a combination of anti-anxiety medications with nitrous oxide gas so that patients feel completely at ease.

You will take a pill or drink a liquid medication before the appointment. During treatment, we'll constantly monitor your vital signs with a pulse oximeter and blood pressure cuff. Dr. Banda and his team are certified in A.C.L.S. (Advanced Cardiac Life Support). Patients can respond to our questions, but wake up with little or no memory of the procedure. Because of lingering effects from the sedative, you must ask another adult to accompany you to and from the appointment when you choose oral conscious sedation. If you need extensive dental work, have a strong gag reflex, or just dislike dental visits, ask Dr. Banda if sedation dentistry could allow you to once again enjoy a magnificent smile.

Discover comfortable, gentle care in our Bloomfield Hills dental office. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Banda. Cranbrook Dental Care serves patients from across the area, including Royal Oak, Clarkston, Troy, and Birmingham. For more about oral conscious sedation, visit our patient library.

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