A minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to independently and continuously maintain an airway and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal command.
Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentist's manage Pain and Anxiety during dental appointments.
Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breath on their own.
IV Sedation also known as Deep Conscious Sedation is usually used by Oral Surgeons and dentists with specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered directly into the blood stream. The greatest advantage of IV Sedation is that if someone is not sedated enough, the doctor can administer more medication and the effects are instantaneous. There is a more profound amnesia associated with this technique.
Enteral Conscious Sedation "Orally Administered Sedation", sometimes called "Sedation Dentistry" is administered by taking a pill. All body functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep. Some degree of amnesia is common.
The disadvantage with this method of sedation, is that the level of sedation for each person is not predictable. Inhalation Conscious Sedation Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation also known as "laughing gas". This is the most frequently used sedation method used in dentistry. All bodily functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep and experience some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve how your teeth look. Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Tooth Whitening provided by a dentist is the safest and fastest way to a whiter, brighter smile.
Corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining.Works on people of any age.Is a near permanent solution for a "dull" smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive.
Teeth whitening at BMDC
Enhancing your smile with teeth whitening performed by highly experienced, qualified and professional dentists. Bleaching at BMDC actually change your natural tooth color anywhere from five to seven -- but even up to twelve -- shades brighter. The teeth whitening process really works, and because we are experts in all facets of cosmetic dentistry we can determine which technique will best suit your individual whitening needs. Although your teeth will not go back to their "pre-bleaching shade," depending upon your habits you may get some staining over time after the procedure is done.
We often recommend that you have a bleaching appliance made after six months so that you can touch up your bleaching, or brighten your smile before a special event If you are soon to become a bride or groom, bleaching your teeth will ensure that your wedding photographs show off your perfect smile!
We offer 2 options to fit into your lifestyle.
Whitening can be done in the dental office or at home.In-office (chairside) whitening allows your dentist to supervise the process — and your whitening progress — more closely. In-office whitening usually takes 30 to 90 minutes. ZOOM! for quick in-office whitening, Home whitening