The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff has always been curteous and professional. Also they explain everything so you have no surprises.
Duane B.
Jan 2018. Great staff here at the Granger office. Cheryl is an excellent hygienist. My wife and I have been coming here for a few years. Beautiful reception area to relax before your appointment.
Gerard E.
Everyone is always so friendly. They always do a great job.
Allyssa Z.
My experience at the Granger Dental Center was amazing! Megan Yeager was my hygeinist and she was very knowledgeable, polite, professional, and helpful with how I can improve my dental health.
Nathan Y.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Pleased with your service and network.
Jeff K.
EVERYONE was friendly and so kind. They made my family and I feel special and like we have been going there forever not just for the first time.
Lisa L.
I’ve been a patient for greater then 20 years. First because they were conveniently located to my home but I’ve stayed due to the excellent care. Dr Douglas and the staff are always professional […]
Don C.
Quality of care. Reasonable charges.
John P.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
I always have good service and it is very easy to make an appointment. There is always just a short wait and they are very efficient!
Emily S.
Very friendly staff. Efficient. Clean
Jill K.
Great and friendly service.
Jaime B.
Friendly and courteous staff. Always timely for appointments.
Cathy S.
Dr listened to my ideas and concerns before looking at my teeth. He inspired confidence right away. No one has done that before
Ruth H.
I only come for check ups and I enjoy talking with the dental assistant.
Callan O.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
Knowledge of the employees and their kindness and consideration.
Gayle G.
The hygenist (Katie) was excellent
Ronald K.
Nice place. Everyone there is very friendly. They really try to make you comfortable
Frank S.
Office Hours
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) 807-0438
Fax: (574) 271-5089
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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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