Are you ever anxious about your dental appointments? Does the thought of upcoming treatments make you feel uneasy? If so, you may find relief through nitrous oxide (N2O) sedation offered at Gentle Smiles Dental. Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen that you inhale through a nose mask while receiving treatment. Inhaling nitrous oxide induces a relaxed, and in some cases, euphoric or “floating” sensation. This sedation method can help you maintain a sense of calm and ease throughout your dental treatment.
Nitrous oxide is an excellent option for patients dealing with dental anxiety or dental phobia. Whether you are apprehensive about a new and unfamiliar treatment or simply dislike the sights and sounds of the dental office, our caring dentist and team are here to help you. We encourage you to discuss your concerns with Dr. Shelly Mixson before receiving any treatment so that we can work with you to determine if nitrous oxide sedation is a good option for you and develop strategies to help you feel more at ease during your time in our office.
It is important to note that nitrous oxide sedation is remarkably safe. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off within just a few minutes after the removal of the nose mask, allowing you to legally and securely drive yourself home after your dental appointment.
We invite you to reach out to us today at 770-455-6602 to schedule your consultation and learn more about how nitrous oxide sedation in Atlanta, Georgia, can help relieve your anxiety.