The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry in South Bend, IN

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 South Bend dentists offer sedation dentistry options that can help them stay calm during dental work.

When patients choose 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 that 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 South Bend dentists can offer that will allow them to have a comfortable experience at the dentist.

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Patient Reviews
Very professional & expert care, and only discomfort that I deserved. Great people.
Anonymous
Very thorough and professional.
Jacquelin C.
Quick in job done without any pain
Eric W.
Overall good experience.
Sherry D.
Outstanding caring people, always know me by name also.
Kevin S.
Marge was very good. She is an excellent dental heigist. So very glad I have her caring for my health and teeth. Thank you, Marge great job!
Sue B.
My procedure took 4 hours, mainly because there was only 1 dentist and he had to handle many patients while I sat in the chair. There was more down […]
Jane B.
I was in pain over the weekend. I called Monday morning and they got me right in on Monday afternoon to take care of my very bad tooth pain. Thank […]
Jason P.
As always excellent service from hygenist, Becky.
Rebecc D.
Everyone there is great!
Christin A.
Dr.Madu was very considerate of my level of comfort.
Peggy M.
very professional
Anonymous
No wait time, Very helpful and informative as to the procedure and what to expect. Excellent staff and dentist.
Anonymous
Had an emergency on my front tooth! Not only did they get me in right away but also worked quickly to get me a flipper tooth (in a day and a half)! […]
Angelia Y.
I love coming here! Fast, great work and painless!
Braedon T.
Great service and excellend customer service provided by staff.
Ariel E.
Dentist at the dental center are there to help you, not tell you things are wrong just to get more money out of you. They are all very friendly and […]
Rikki T.
This morning at 8:30 I called for an appointment for what I thought was a cracked tooth. I had never been a patient there before, they got me in with […]
Amy darnell
Friendly and caring staff. Always helpful with questions or concerns.
Richell K.
I had a wonderful experience. I arrived early and was informed that the hygienist was out sick and they apologized for it. They offered to reschedule […]
Jacqueline S.
I had an excellent experience.
Jamie T.
Very nice, helped me supa fast
Susan J.
They are very helpful and friendly..
Rena M.
Marge always pleasant an professional. I only use her for my cleanings.
Kevin S.
For my first time at this practice, everyone was very nice and courteous..I felt like they really care
Treviea W.
Everyone very courteous and professional as well as friendly!
Lisa R.
Love this office. Everyone treats you great
Gayle B.
The people are friendly and courteous and the work on my tooth was completed in a timely manner.
Tricia W.
Very kind and professional people work here. My experience was very good.
Joan W.
While I did have a couple of resin fills fall out, I don't believe that was the fault of the technician (my bad). They were replaced right away and […]
Timothy F.
excellent and courteous service
Joseph V.
I had a great experience at the dental center. They are flexible with appointment times and the staff (front desk, hygienists, and doctors) is very […]
Anonymous
Got in on time and everything went well.
Judy J.
very nice service in a timly manner
Larry C.
By far the best experience I have ever had while having to get a filling replaced.
Tammy W.
Overall good impression. Got what I was expecting.
Lila K.
My hygienist was excellent and very professional
Soneka W.
I find the people in this office to be friendly and professional.
Steven S.
One of the best dentist appt I have been to
Leah N.
Fast and painless!
Kelly T.
Very pleasant experience
Anonymous
Even an extraction is no problem.
Michael A.
I appreciate the attentiveness and friendliness of the Dental Centers personnel. I feel they are interested in my dental and overall health.
Michael A.
Very reasonable prices for people without dental insurance, courteous fast service!
Ryan K.
I have always had good service there . Been going there for about 15- 20 years
Ronald P.
The staff was very courteous and nice. The service I received was very good. My wait time was minimal.
Marvin J.
Been going to this clinic for almost two years now. I have enjoyed my experiences with this clinic and I am thankful to them.
Jamie T.
Friendly & excellent service !!
Don H.
Excellent service provided by hygienist Becky W.
Rebecc D.
Friendly, professional, and caring.
Mary B.
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Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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