Here at Athens Dental Design, we understand that visiting the dentist in not anyone’s favorite activity, and that many people experience anxiety, fear and stress during their dental appointments. We never want you to feel anxious or afraid in our office, and are committed to working with you to help you have a gentle, comfortable experience. If you suffer from dental anxiety, please speak with our dentists and team. We will help you find solutions and create strategies to make your time in our office more pleasant and less stressful.

One of the solutions which our dentists may recommend is nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as “laughing gas,” this mild form of sedation is designed to help you feel more at ease while receiving treatment. Nitrous oxide is received via inhalation, and as you breathe in the medication you will begin to experience a relaxed sensation. Some patients have said that it causes them to feel euphoric or floating sensations as well. With the help of nitrous oxide, you can feel calm and at ease throughout your entire treatment. Best of all, the sedation will wear off within a few minutes of having the nose mask removed, allowing you to safely and legally drive yourself home.

Our dentists may recommend nitrous oxide if you have dental anxiety or phobia, if you feel anxious about the treatment you are to receive, or if you simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office. We encourage you to call us at 706-353-7860 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Lacour or Dr. Charles Burch and learn if nitrous oxide sedation in Athens, Georgia, is the right option for you.