Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry in Atlanta, GA

Not everyone is a fan of visiting the dentist. In fact, some people are so afraid of stepping into a dental office that they simply avoid doing so for years. However, these individuals need to understand that skipping dental appointments is very detrimental to their teeth, since regular dental cleanings are the key to having healthy, cavity-free teeth. Only a dentist can remove the plaque and bacteria that regular brushing and flossing misses, as well as spot the early signs of dental disease. Luckily, for people who are afraid of the dentist or have a severe gag reflex that keeps them from being able to handle tools in their mouth, our Atlanta dentists offer sedation dentistry options that can help them stay calm during dental work.

There are three kinds of sedation dentistry – IV, oral conscious and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). When patients chooses N2O sedation, the dentist will place a mask over their face and administer a non-allergenic, non-irritating gas that will place them in a state of relaxation that will allow them to feel calm and collected during the procedure. As sedation goes, this is one of the safest options available. The goal of N2O sedation is not to put people to sleep, but to allow them to have a more enjoyable experience at the dentist that will keep them from feeling pain and anxiety. Patients will still be able to respond to any requests the dentist, all while remaining comfortable.

It is extremely easy to administer N2O. A dentist will simply tell patients to breathe normally into a mask, and then within three to five minutes they will be able to feel the N2O take effect. There might be some light-headedness or tingling when the N2O is administered, but other than that there is little discomfort associated with this gas. In fact, many people report experiencing well-being, euphoria and/or floating.

The best part is the all a patient has to do is breathe normally following a procedure for the effect of N2O to wear off. This process just takes three to five minutes before a patient is feeling normal again. It’s important for patients to feel comfortable to visit the dentist every six months. This is why people should look into all of the options our Atlanta dentists can offer that will allow them to have a comfortable experience at the dentist.

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Patient Reviews
Very nice and caring crew. It feels personal and like the friendliness.
Derek K.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch even […]
Nona L.
First off I would like to say thanks to doctor Sarah and her team for doing an awesome job. I have been terrified of the dentist for many years due to a bad experience, but doctor Sarah has changed […]
Jarvis D.
Thoughtful assessment of my needs (as a new patient), and very good, gentle cleaning.
Patrick E.
Personal attention, knowledgeable dentist and staff, friendly, comfortable and pleasant treatment, clean and recent machinery/ tools.
Charlotte T.
Great service
Lester L.
Great Experience.
Amanda D.
Excellent service & attentive/responsive staff.
Lynda N.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
Dr. Thornton is the best. Have never had a better experience getting fillings (which isn’t fun).
Kyle S.
You treated me very nice and you made me feel comfortable. You also provided services to me even though I did not have all the money. You did a excellent job cleaning my teeth. You were very […]
Karen V.
Sima! Sima! Sima! Amazing individual and would have a glowing career in hospitality, my profession, if she ever left dentistry. Such a sweet caring person doing anything and everything to make sure I […]
Derek M.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Terrence P.
Great staff great energy within office . dental assistant was very caring and tentative. Felt very comfortable.
Nikki M.
Friendly, professional, explained what they were doing and why
Ann C.
The communication is subperb. You are a partner in your treatment plan.
Amy C.
just great service from cleaning people and the person subbing (older man) is superb. Also the office manager Maddie is very good.
Ivor D.
I always have a positive experience at your office and don’t feel like I’m constantly being upsold. I feel like I am given an honest evaluation and reasonable recommendation for all suggested […]
Jennifer K.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
Prompt, courteous , explained all procedures , why they were necessary, and what they would cost if over and above insurance coverage Great staff The dentist was also impressive in her explanation of […]
Robbie R.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (404) 381-1490
Fax: (770) 391-0268
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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