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
Ease of appt and staff are great!
James T.
Excellent service, care, and lots of patience with me as I’m not an easy patient. Thanks, you made going to the dentists office less stressful and that means a lot to me. Highly recommend!
Scott B.
The staff is always kind and informative!
Melanie M.
A great place! Great with kids, everyone is very nice
Jacob Y.
They were great with my daughter
Lizbeth M.
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.
overall experience in the past and most recent visit.
Kenneth M.
Friendliness, thorough, and on time
Rebecca C.
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.
Very nice hygenist and did a good cleaning on teeth
Gail W.
Friendliness of the dental assistant.
David B.
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.
Great staff
Jairy G.
Very happy with my son’s experience with Dr Lauren!
Jody D.
Staff was very patient and kind with my Autistic teenager. Made him feel safe in a unknown environment.
Tyler C.
After screening many other pediatric dentists, I found The Dental Center of Goshen. Their customer service was exceptional and they were thorough, kind and professional during my daughter’s […]
Grace B.
The hygienist was very good. I had very little pain after my 6 month cleaning.
Douglas M.
Friendly and efficient
Glenn G.
I’m So happy with my higyenist, she did a wonderful job !!!! I definitely recommend this place. Thanks Brandy you are the #1!!!
Van R.
I am terrified of the dentist and dread going and the entire staff were gentle and upbeat and kept me at ease. I have no nerves about returning for my next routine cleaning.
Katie K.
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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Office Hours
  • 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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