Nitrous Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Services in Port Jervis, NY

Safe for Both Adults & Children

Nitrous oxide (N₂O) is a colorless, odorless gas that has been the main form of sedation in dentistry for many years. Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide has been deemed safe for children by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, especially children who experience anxiety and fear, are resistant to anesthesia, have a challenging time sitting still, or have special needs. Nitrous oxide helps patients relax and soothes them, allowing them to stay calm during a wide range of dental procedures.

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide to adults and children who are undergoing complex and lengthy treatment or otherwise cannot comfortably tolerate routine care. Dr. Seth Horn, DMD along with his warm, friendly, and experienced team are qualified to provide safe and effective sedation dentistry.

Call (845) 209-2500 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule an appointment!

The Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative agent that safely and effectively manages pain and anxiety during a dental procedure. Contrary to its name, laughing gas does not necessarily make you laugh. Rather, nitrous oxide makes you feel less inhibited by slowing down your nervous system.

The following are common benefits of nitrous oxide sedation:

  • Works quickly to numb and relax patients
  • Sedation can be increased or decreased at any time
  • Safe for young and disabled patients, as well as those with dental anxiety
  • Most patients do not experience adverse side effects

Once the nitrous oxide is shut off, patients will receive oxygen for a minimum of five minutes to purge the remaining gas from the patient’s lungs and avoid headaches. Patients must eat lightly prior to the procedure to prevent nausea or vomiting and avoid eating a big meal for up to three hours afterward.

Nitrous oxide should not be used on patients who are currently in the first trimester of pregnancy, with a history of mental health conditions, with a history of substance abuse, with a history of respiratory illnesses, with a vitamin B-12 deficiency, and with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency (an enzyme condition).

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Nitrous oxide is an effective and safe tool for easing pain and anxiety during dental treatment. Do not hesitate to discuss sedation therapy with our dentist and team and learn how you can benefit from using nitrous oxide for your next appointment or operation.

Contact us today at (845) 209-2500 for more information about sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide.

Patient Testimonials

Experiences & Opinions
  • They Were a Breath of Fresh Air

    “Today my 16 year old son had his tooth knocked out in gym during flag football, the nurse called and told me they recovered the tooth and had it in milk and I needed to get him to the dentist ASAP. We ...”

    - Cindy-Lee
  • I am very grateful to Dr. Horn. No doubt: professional!

    “I am very grateful to Dr. Horn. No doubt: professional!”

    - Olga
  • Dr. Horn is a valuable contributor for the Port Jervis Community!

    “Dr. Horn is a valuable contributor for the Port Jervis Community. I appreciate his expertise and very great clinical knowledge. He has continued educating himself seeking innovative methods to treat ...”

    - Dr. Joan O’Leary
  • Thorough & Efficient

    “I have been using Dr. Seth Horn as my dentist since 1992. He is always thorough and efficient. The office staff is friendly and always remembers your name.”

    - Gail
  • You Will Surely Love Them

    “From the receptionist to the dental assistants all the way to the dentist, all treated my daughter great. They played with her and made her feel so comfortable. We can’t wait to go back! You will surely love them!”

    - Taylor

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    We work closely with many insurance companies to ensure your dental health. Give us a call today to find out how we can work with your insurance company.

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    Gentle, thorough examinations done by our award-winning team. Whatever your dental needs are - general or cosmetic - we make sure you get the best care possible.

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  • Convenient Location

    Centrally located in Port Jervis, NY and easily accessible from Orange County, NY, Pike County, PA and Sussex County, NJ.

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