Do you experience anxiety or stress when visiting the dentist? If so, nitrous oxide sedation could be a good option to help you manage these feelings of anxiety and receive the care you need.

Dental anxiety can affect anyone, whether they are receiving a routine checkup or a more complex dental procedure. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a mild form of dental sedation used to help patients relax and feel more at ease while receiving care. It is very safe, and is a good option for patients of all ages. When you receive nitrous oxide sedation, our dentists and team will fit you with a nose mask. As you inhale the gas, you will begin to feel a sense of calm, and possibly a euphoric or “floating” sensation as well. This will allow you to receive the care you need without difficulty. After your treatment is completed and you stop inhaling the gas the effects will wear off quickly. This means that you can safely and legally drive yourself home after your appointment, without any lingering drowsiness or impairment.

This sedation option is particularly beneficial for individuals who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, as well as those who may be apprehensive about specific treatments they haven’t experienced before. If you are uneasy due to the sights and sounds of the dental office, discussing nitrous oxide with our dentists and team prior to your appointment can help alleviate your concerns.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum or Dr. Thomas Shaw and learn if nitrous oxide sedation in Kennesaw, Georgia, is right for you, call Dental Excellence of Kennesaw today at 770-429-0955!