Nitrous Oxide Sedation: "Laughing Gas"

There’s no reason to fear going to the dentist! Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry provides safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients with high anxiety, children, or patients with special needs.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is simply a gas that you can breathe in. It has no color or smell, and it doesn’t irritate. The equipment used for delivering “happy gas” is quite simple. It consists of a supply of compressed gases and an apparatus that delivers the gases to the client. By turning some knobs and flipping on/off switches, the administrator can produce the desired mix of N2O-O2 in the chosen quantities. Flowmeters and pressure gauges allow the administrator to keep an eye on the flow of gases.

Patients are awake through the procedure and able to understand and respond and there is no “hangover” effect – the gas is eliminated from the body within three to five minutes after the gas supply is stopped. You can safely drive without an escort.

You can benefit from sedation dentistry if you experience one or more of the following:

  • High fear of dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • Traumatic dental experiences
  • Fear of needles and shots
  • Sensitive teeth

Patient Testimonials


This was my first experience with Ackley Dental and it was outstanding service. I highly recommend Ackley Dental Group for your dental needs.
Steve Vance
Great office and service. Very patient
Leigh Ann Pierce
Always very great and professional not long waiting We been with Doctor Wise for 6 years wouldn’t go anywhere else
Tim Jones
the wait was short, the staff friendly, effective and efficient, and the environment conducive to a positive experience. The task, which I had been dreading, the completion of a root canal was short, painless and completely stress free.Thank you Dr. Scherrman and assistant for you kind gentle service. Anne
Anne Bowman
They go above and beyond for every patient. I literally ran out of a in-network insurance dentist and ran right back here. They are worth every penny.
Maureen Manconi
I am a very nervous patient . This office always brings a calm to my storm . My dentist celebrated her 31 years of service there today . Best dental office .
Kiddy up Ranch
Dr. Amy Ackley and staff are very professional and caring.They explain each step they are taking to make you aware and comfortable during each procedure.My wife and I are extremely happy with the Ackley Dental Group, and believe me, we’ve been to many dentists in our 74 years.A big Thank you once again to the Ackley Dental Group.
James Dentici
Today was my first appointment at the Ackley Dental group. I usually get anxiety at the dentist, but this was by far my most pleasant experience going to the dentist. I had a cleaning with Tia and she was so wonderful. She was very gentle, kind, and put me at ease even though it had been a while since my last cleaning. Dr. Kelly was fantastic. She was so friendly, very professional, and prompt. She answered all my questions and gave me great information and options on dental work. I will definitely be sending my whole family to her.
Katie Mayer
Always a great visit as usual with the help of Katerina and Serena and Nikki …thank you again for always making me feel comfortable when I’m there …
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Spring Hill, FL 34606