The fear of going to the dentist is a common one that many people have. The thought of needles and drills going into your mouth may be a daunting one, but thanks to technological advancements in dentistry like the Biolase Waterlase iPlus, a session in the dentist’s chair can pass by quickly, smoothly and painlessly. The Biolase Waterlase iPlus does the job of a traditional drill but without the pressure and discomfort. If you’re still feeling anxious about going to the dentist, then our Lansing sedation dentistry may be just the thing for you.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or relative analgesia, is a sedation technique ideal for young children and patients who are scared of needles. The gas is colorless and odorless and patients simply need to breathe it in prior to any dental session requiring anaesthetic. While it doesn’t put a patient to sleep, the nitrous oxide works rapidly, inducing feelings of euphoria and pleasure in a matter of minutes.
Nitrous oxide is safe because oxygen is a component in the gaseous mixture as well. During sedation patients will feel a light, tingling feeling in their arms and legs, warmth throughout their body, and the sensation of floating. The nitrous oxide is administered in such a way that the dentist has complete control over the amount given, so that you can achieve the right level of comfort and relaxation.