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Do you get nervous when visiting the dentist or even have anxiety at the thought of going to a dental office? Nitrous oxide may be the answer to ease your fears. This safe and effective sedative, also known as “laughing gas,” is a more sought after option due to its comfortable and relaxing methods. Dr. Greg Atwood and our dental associates want to ensure you’re getting the best dental care possible.

Nitrous oxide is used through a small mask over the nose, mixed with oxygen, and in a very small dose. You may experience heaviness over your body when you are given the gas, but this feeling is what helps you relax before your dental care. This minimal sedation allows you to function during the procedure and be awake. It allows you to hear your dentist as they are doing an exam of your smile.

After your dentist has done a dental exam or procedure, the nitrous oxide quickly leaves your body with a refreshment of oxygen pumping through the mask to completely remove the effects of this gas. Keep up with your dental care of brushing twice and flossing daily, as well as visiting your dentist twice a year.

Give Atwood Family Dental a call at 432.337.6165 today to schedule your next appointment. Be sure to consult with us your fears and we can work with you to provide the best dental experience here in Odessa, Texas.