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Sometimes dental appointments and treatments can be a little scary, which can make you feel stressed and rigid in the dental chair. However, little did you know there are things in the world today that can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your appointments. One of those things is dental sedation. Luckily, our Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Lansing dental team offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation at our office just for you.

Nitrous oxide sedation is a light, flavored gas that is released from a small mask that is placed over your nose. All you need to do is inhale through your nose. After inhaling deeply for a few minutes, you will feel relaxed, light headed, and a bit tingly.

Oral sedation is a pill you will take about an hour before your treatment. As the sedation hits your system, you will feel a bit drowsy and maybe even groggy. Depending on the dose given, you might fall asleep in the dental chair. If this is the case, your dentist will gently wake you when your treatment is over.

IV sedation is another option we offer. This sedation is given through your veins, or intravenously. With this type of sedation, our dentist can sedate you faster and our team can adjust the medication as needed to keep you comfortable during the procedure. You will be conscious while sedated, although you may feel so relaxed that you may sleep during the procedure. If this happens, you will likely not remember the events of the procedure.

If you have any questions about dental sedation in Lansing, Michigan, or if you’re interested in using one of these sedatives, don’t be afraid to call our office at 517-333-3160. Our dental team will be happy to address your concerns and help you decide which sedation is right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!