Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Norton Shores, MI

Gentle Dentistry, Anxiety-Free Care

If you struggle with dental-related anxiety, then you know all too well how nerve-wracking even routine dental cleanings can be. Don’t worry – there is a way to get the essential dental treatments you need without the stress: nitrous oxide sedation. Essentially, this mild sedative allows nervous patients to enjoy gentle dentistry and anxiety-free care. To learn more about this calming solution, read on or get in touch with our team today!

Norton Shores sedation dentist talking to patient

Why Choose Laketown Family Dentist for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

  • Husband and Wife Dental Team
  • Highly-Trained and Experienced
  • Passionate About Providing Gentle Dentistry

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Smiling patient relaxing at dental office

Nitrous oxide sedation is a highly-tested and safe method of helping nervous and anxious patients feel comfortable in the treatment chair. Most often, it’s used to help those who:

  • Have a fear of needles
  • Are scared of the dental office
  • Suffer from dental sensitivity
  • Experience head, neck, and jaw pain
  • Have difficulty controlling their movement

To determine if you are a candidate, our knowledgeable and friendly dentists in Norton Shores will review your medical and dental history. Although nitrous oxide is suitable for a wide range of patients, it’s not ideal for everyone, like expecting mothers.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Patient talking to sedation dentist in Norton Shores

At Laketown Family Dentistry, our team takes pride in providing gentle dentistry. If you need a little extra help staying calm in the treatment chair, then one of our friendly dental professionals will place a comfortable nasal mask over your nose. First, you will breathe in only oxygen. Then, we will use the knobs next to you to allow the nitrous oxide to flow. Within a few minutes, this clear, odorless gas will begin to take effect, making you feel a sense of relaxation and calmness. Once you’re completely at ease, we will begin your treatment!

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Patient smiling after nitrous oxide sedation in Norton Shores

One of the biggest perks of nitrous oxide is that you don’t have to worry about feeling groggy for the rest of the day – the effects will wear off as quickly as they came on! At the end of your treatment, we will adjust the knobs to begin administering only oxygen again. You will then begin to feel the effects subside. After a minute or two, you’ll feel normal again, allowing you to continue your day as you usually would!