Laughing Gas - Nitrous Oxide Sedation
"I originally became interested in Dr. Dixon because of his sedation dentistry. I also wanted a dentist who was current with new methods in dental care. I have found that Dr. Dixon is on the leading edge of dental care and is very concerned with the comfort and care he gives each patient."
Dr. Brad Dixon is a dentist in Gainesville, Georgia who is trained in sedation dentistry techniques. He uses nitrous oxide to offer patients a more comfortable dental experience.
Commonly known as “laughing gas” or “sweet air,” inhalation therapy is administered through a mask placed over the mouth. As patients breathe in the lightly scented gas, they feel carefree.
While some patients doze off, nitrous oxide is not truly a sedative. It simply allows patients to be unconcerned about dental treatment, including injections. Nitrous is safe even for children, and the effect wears off almost immediately once the gas is stopped.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, or if you are simply seeking a more relaxing experience at the dentist, nitrous oxide sedation may be the best route for you! Laughing gas is only one of the three methods Dr. Dixon uses to make patients comfortable during their visit. Alternatives include oral conscious sedation and NuCalm technique.