Dr. Michael C. Hattaway
Family Dentistry

1317 Central Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

PO Box 2517
Sanford, NC 27331

Phone: (919) 775-2522
Fax: (919) 774-5639
lisa_hattaway@windstream.net frontdesk_hattaway@windstream.net

Nitrous Oxide

Some dental patients, for a variety of reasons, are extremely anxious or nervous about their need for dental care. For many of these patients, our dentist and staff will supplement local anesthetic with the use of nitrous oxide gas.  When properly administered, nitrous oxide gas is extremely safe and effective to reduce anxiety and patient apprehension. The patient is very relaxed and comfortable, yet they are fully conscious during dental procedure. The effects of the nitrous oxide completely wear off within minutes after it is turned off.

  • Can be used for people of all ages
  • Can be used during routine cleanings
  • Commonly called laughing gas
  • Is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that rests on your nose