Sit Back, Relax With Nitrous Oxide From Your Watertown Dentist

Discover How Nitrous Oxide Makes Dentistry Easier

  • Fast-acting during treatment
  • Colorless gas
  • Reduces discomfort & anxiety
  • Dosage can be altered as necessary
  • Safe for children.

Are you one of those people who experience some level of fear or anxiety when you have to go to the dentist? You’re not alone. This is something many of our patients have dealt with at some point in time. As a dentist in Watertown, we know this fear can be debilitating. So debilitating, in fact, that it stops people from getting the care they need to preserve a healthy smile. Fortunately, we have ways to overcome that fear and gain a whole new outlook on dentistry. And it’s known as nitrous oxide.

What exactly is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas as it’s dubbed, doesn’t put you to sleep. Instead, it puts you in a very relaxed state. You’ll be aware of what’s going on around you and have complete control of yourself. If we ask you to “open wide,” you’ll be able to respond to our request. Best of all, it’s straightforward for us to give you nitrous oxide. All we have to do is place a light mask over your nose. The gas will work quickly. You may feel somewhat euphoric and light-headed or experience a tingling/heavy sensation in your legs and arms. When you’re in the chair, we’ll adjust the dosage as needed. Everything is controlled in our office setting.

Is it OK for kids?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes laughing gas as a safe form of sedation to reduce a child’s anxiety during treatment. You can take comfort knowing that our team has the necessary training to tackle the fear and uncertainty many children face early on.

Ready to overcome your fears of dental treatment? The team at Watertown Dental Care is helping make that happen. We’ll show you that dentistry can be comfortable, relaxing, and something you look forward to.