Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Most people grow fearful of visiting the dentist, but not anymore. StarBrite Dental in Fremont, CA now offers sedation dentistry. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is certified to provide both conscious sedation and IV sedation, and is happy to help patients approach their dental procedures in a more comfortable and confident new light.
While there are no reliable statistics, the most conservative estimates conclude that about 5 percent of people in Western countries avoid dentists altogether due to fear. With the reviews and feedback received from patients at StarBrite Dental, it was concluded that 30 percent have some type of fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist. With this feedback, over 10 years ago, Dr. Munira Lokhandwala went forth to become certified in the field of sedation dentistry.
Conscious sedation involves the patient taking an anti-anxiety medication which allows for Dr. Munira Lokhandwala to perform the procedure while he or she is conscious but is minimally aware of what is being done. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala can effectively interact with the patient and provide instructions for a more efficient and comfortable process.
IV sedation is a deeper sedation and is typically used when the dental procedures required may take more time or the patient expresses significant phobia. An IV is placed in the patient and the drug is administered through the IV to allow the patient to be essentially sleeping through the procedure. The doctor can complete years worth of dental work in a single sitting.
Dr. Munira has helped hundreds of patients using these two means of sedation and has therefore developed the very essential unique experience to administer the procedure in a safe and consistent manner. The training involved in getting certified for any sedation procedure, especially IV sedation, is very extensive, and Dr. Lokhandwala is one of only a few general dentists in the Bay Area that have been certified to perform IV sedation. She is also certified to provide sedation for young pediatric patients.
StarBrite Dental is excited to now provide sedation dentistry and would like to welcome patients to learn more about their dental care options by visiting http://www.eastbaydentist.com.
About the Company: StarBrite Dental is a Fremont-based one-stop dental practice providing the complete range of family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her talented team of associates and staff have some of the highest accolades and reviews in the Bay Area. The services provided by StarBrite Dental include dental implants, cerec crowns, six-month smiles orthodontics, periodontal treatment and surgery, laser gum treatment, IV and conscious sedation and pediatric dentistry. For more information about the dental practice, visit their website at http://www.starbritedental.com/.