Get The Care You Need With Nitrous Oxide

At Dripping Springs Family Dentistry in Dripping Springs, we understand that dental visits can be stressful for some patients. That’s why we’re proud to offer nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, as a safe and effective way to help make appointments easier and more enjoyable.

How is nitrous oxide administered?

A light mask is placed over the nose, and the patient inhales a mixture of 70% nitrous oxide and 30% oxygen. Though it provides a quick and effective relaxation effect, you will remain awake and be able to respond to our team, when needed.

How does nitrous oxide work?

Nitrous oxide affects the part of your brain that controls emotions and feelings. It helps reduce fear and anxiety during dental procedures, and it acts quickly, so patients are put at ease soon after the gas is administered.

Who can benefit from nitrous oxide?

Patients who are particularly anxious about dental appointments, have a strong gag reflex, and/or very sensitive teeth may benefit from the use of nitrous oxide. It’s also safe for patients of all ages, including young children and seniors, and it can be helpful for patients with cognitive or developmental challenges.

At Dripping Springs Family Dentistry, we take great care to ensure our patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental appointments. Contact us today to learn more about nitrous oxide and whether it might be right for you!


Contact Dripping Springs Family Dentistry About Nitrous Oxide Today!

  • Relieve stress and anxiety during procedures
  • Remain awake and alert while having your smile cared for
  • Benefit from quick-acting dental sedation
  • Have multiple services performed at once, if necessary
  • Prioritize your oral health!

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