The Dental Center of Goshen
4024 Elkhart Road, Suite 15, Goshen, IN 46526

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry in Goshen, 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 Goshen 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 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 Goshen dentists can offer that will allow them to have a comfortable experience at the dentist.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff are VERY nice and there was a TV in the room.
Kamryn A.
You are patient, calm, friendly, and encouraging. I appreciate you explaining things to my kids on their level so they understand! You’ve definitely helped my fear of the dentist!
Samuel W.
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
Staff is very friendly and professional.
Lucia O.
Friendly, caring staff.
Lisa P.
Great staff
Jairy G.
The staff was incredible. My whole experience was more than I could have ever expected. Amber is amazing at her job. Thanks for everything you guys do!
Vanessa G.
They were great with my daughter
Lizbeth M.
I have been seeing Dr Cochran for several years and am very pleased with his care. I trust his opinion of work needing to be done and quality of his work. The staff has always been courteous.
Jo D.
The dentist that we saw for the first time was kind, patient, and very informative on the plans made for my son, who was so very fearful and the ladies/assistants were wonderful as well. Going the […]
Jessica B.
Courteous, quality service. Reasonable, upfront pricing. Recommendations without guilt trips.
Torin E.
The staff, the dental assistants and especially the doctor are so welcoming and wonderful with children. It is unlike any other dentist office I have been to … Very, sincerely caring.
Giovanni M.
Good service..
Adriel R.
Friendly staff, fast, no waiting
Debra M.
I would recommend this office to anyone. From the girls in the front all the way back…they are professional, caring, and amazing.
Angie A.
Friendly and efficient
Glenn G.
Ease of appt and staff are great!
James T.
A great place! Great with kids, everyone is very nice
Jacob Y.
The hygienist was excellent, very professional & spent quality time on my teeth.
Linda M.
Friendly and professional service. They take the time to listen to what you have to say.
Sue C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: (574) 538-2011
Fax: (574) 875-0015
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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