Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Lacey, WA

Take the Edge off Dental Nervousness


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 essential dental treatments without stress: nitrous oxide sedation. Essentially, this mild sedative allows patients to take the edge off dental nervousness to receive the care they need. To learn more about this calming solution, read on or contact our team today!

Why Choose Peterson And Cammack Family And Cosmetic Dentistry For Nitrous Oxide Sedation? n?

  • Sedation Available for Any Procedure
  • Dental Team Dedicated to Your Comfort
  • Quickly Feel Warm, Happy, and Calm

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

male patient smiling in dental chair

Nitrous oxide sedation is a highly tested and safe method of helping nervous patients alleviate dental anxiety to 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 sedation dentist 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 Sedation Work?

female patient getting nitrous oxide sedation

Our team takes pride in providing gentle dentistry. If you need a little help staying calm in the treatment chair, 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 mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen 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 Sedation

female patient smiling in dental chair

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