Dental anxiety is no laughing matter. But laughter is, as they say, the best medicine. How can a little levity improve your next dental appointment? Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, can make you feel a lot better about your next dental filling or root canal.
Nitrous oxide is a combination of nitrogen and oxygen. Both gases occur naturally in the air we breathe all the time. But in large controlled doses, nitrogen has a sedative effect.
The nitrogen and oxygen are administered at the same time in different concentrations to control the impact on the patient. The nitrogen distracts patients from their discomfort and anxiety because it produces a pleasurable sensation. It works quickly, is easy to administer, is immediately reversible, and has no lasting side-effects.
You’re probably wondering what sensations you’ll experience on laughing gas. As you breathe in, you might first start to feel a little lightheaded and dizzy. Your limbs might start to feel numb, light, or tingly. You’ll be very relaxed and even euphoric, feeling as if you could start flying! Then the giggles might set in.
You’ll still be able to speak if you need to communicate your concerns. Laughing gas doesn’t make you unconscious. It just keeps you comfortable for the duration of your procedure.
Going with a dental professional is always the best way to lighten tooth color. Asiri can provide you with the prescription-strength products you need to get fast and dramatic results. What’s more, professional teeth whitening is safer than doing it on your own at home. Dental professionals know how to protect your gums from the harsh bleach and will make sure that the product isn’t left on your teeth long enough to cause any damage. Experienced professionals like the team we have here at Asiri can also help you get more calculated results to reach the exact shade you want.
Dentists can’t whiten teeth until they first make sure the teeth are healthy and won’t be harmed by the bleach. Bleaching chemicals can burn inflamed gums and sting decayed teeth. If you see a dentist to get your teeth whitened, then you’ll learn more about your current dental health and what you can do to improve it before you attempt teeth bleaching.
At Asiri, we’ll start you off with a comprehensive dental exam and then teach you how you can safely whiten in a way that won’t bother your gums or cause tooth sensitivity. We’ll also recommend a variety of bleaching methods you can try out to see which one you like the best. We’re happy to give you tips so that you can get the most out of whichever method you choose. Call us today to plan your smile makeover consultation and find out which teeth bleaching treatment is right for you.