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

WHAT OTHER PATIENTS, LIKE YOU, HAVE TO SAY

The Ackley Dental Group is a superb dental practice, with outstanding dentists, technicians and highly professional, friendly administrative staff. I have not had a single unpleasant visit in over 12 years as a patient. I recently had an appointment for a teeth cleaning with Monica, a caring, competent and sociable Dental Hygienist who, as always, provided me with high quality service. During this visit, I was pleased to note that Dr. Akley has instituted a very effective process to ensure the safety of patients and his staff in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. When I arrived in the parking lot, I was met by a screener who took my temperature and asked me several screening questions before escorting me to the treatment room for my teeth cleaning appointment. All staff wore face coverings, isles/walkways were one-way passages, there was one entry door and one exit door. Heavy see-through plastic barriers separated patients from admin staff at checkout. Hand sanitizer was located throughout the facility. I am a very satisfied patient and highly recommend Dr Akley’s dental practice to anyone looking for high quality dental care in a safe environment.
Tony Esposito
13:57 06 Jul 20
I am a new patient and highly recommend Ackley Dental Group and especially Dr. Wise.
Sharon Baines
15:08 04 Jul 20
I felt very safe and the place is very clean. The staff is great. You wait in the car until they are ready for you. They come out to your car and get you.
Richard Johnson
16:04 03 Jul 20
I felt really safe when I got my teeth cleaned. I stayed in my car until they were ready for me. They came out to my car and let me know.
Richard Johnson
15:56 03 Jul 20
They let me get a second opinion, and helped me understand what I will need in future treatments. Very clean and professional.
Trish Truitt
00:27 02 Jul 20
This was my first visit to the Ackley Dental Group since the whole COVID 19 started. They have a great way to take people in and they make you feel very comfortable. Everyone wore masks and gloves and face shields during the treatment. I went for a cleaning and as always it was quick and painless.
Carl Jernquist
00:19 02 Jul 20
Best dentist around. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Mitch Tomkinson Mauldin
23:58 01 Jul 20
Awesome from getting a quick appt. to the great reception personal an the Dental Tech's and Dr. Can't thank them all enough. They even had an appt set up for the next day to see a specialist.
Paul Koenig
20:01 01 Jul 20
Jeanine was very professional and thorough
She made several useful suggestions on how to improve my dental care
Terry McConnell
17:32 01 Jul 20

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