Legacy Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics
3903 Jiles Road NW, Bldg. 200, Suite 210, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry in Kennesaw, GA

Not everyone is a fan of visiting the dentist. While it’s not uncommon for children to feel uncomfortable, some parents avoid taking a child to the dentist for proper oral care due to the child’s anxiety. Rest assured, our pediatric specialists will do their best to put your child at ease. In cases where children experience severe anxiety or a gag reflex that precludes treatment, we offer sedation dentistry options to keep them calm and comfortable during dental work.

If sedation dentistry is recommended, the pediatric dentist will administer a non-allergenic, non-irritating gas known as nitrous oxide (N2O). Many people refer to this as laughing gas. In terms of sedation, N2O is one of the safest options available and one of the easiest to administer. Your child will experience a state of relaxation and calm throughout the procedure, allowing her or him to simply have a more pleasant experience.

Prior to the procedure, the dentist will place a mask over the child’s face, and instruct him or her to simply breathe normally into the mask. Within three to five minutes, the N2O takes effect. Your child will be able to respond to requests by the pediatric dentist, while avoiding any pain or anxiety.

There may be some lightheadedness or tingling, but otherwise there is little discomfort. Many children experience a feeling of well-being and euphoria, or feel as if they’re floating. As the child continues to breathe normally following the procedure, the effect of the N2O wears off quickly.

As with adult dental patients, it’s important for children to feel comfortable when visiting the dentist. Skipping dental appointments can be highly detrimental, since regular dental cleanings are the key to good oral health and cavity-free teeth.

Only a dentist can remove the plaque and bacteria missed during regular brushing and flossing. Just as important, only a dentist can spot the early signs of dental disease.

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Ann was amazing with my 3 year old. She did her best to make him feel safe and secure throughout his procedure.
Jack C.
My child is 3 and will go back each time by himself because the staff is so friendly and sweet to him.
Nathaniel H.
I love Dr. Milkey my daughter is so comfortable with her and I know she loves the kids and is concerned about their well being. Also, the staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome.
Payden R.
We have gone to this dental office for several years and are always very happy with our dental care.
Claire K.
Timeliness of appointments and thoroughness of review on procedures with parents
Asa S.
Hardly any wait time, friendly staff, Dr was friendly and helpful.
Hannah F.
Staff friendliness
Rohnique F.
Excellent care with my son, great friendly staff
Aiden W.
The office staff (Anne) and dentist Dr. Millkey were absolutely wonderful. It was the first experience for both my boys with the dentist and it was amazing. They made the boys and myself so very […]
Angela T.
The staff is amazing!! My 3 year old went straight back without me and she never does that!
A U.
This place is AMAZING . Dr. Millkey and her staff go over and beyond to make sure that my daughter is happy and that all of her needs are met. I would give this place 10 stars if i could. Thanks so […]
Angela C.
My daughter loves coming there, she feels very comfortable, this is our 2nd visit, she was going somewhere else & she couldn’t stand it there, then I found Legacy & nothing but GREAT!
Carlie J.
Kid friendly staff and super helpful. Highly recommend coming her!
A U.
Dr. Millkey and staff were great with my daughter! She went for her first visit to the dentist today at 20 months old. I was expecting a few tears but to my surprise she did great! Dr. Millkey took […]
Amy L.
This group of women really do care about these kids an take time out to discuss the treatment with the parents an make the kids feel comfortable before the procedure…. I love this office!!!
London K.
Great atmosphere…great customer service
Khamari G.
Dr. Millkey is wonderful, when my daughter has her tooth extracted she called to check on her. I have never had a doctor do that before.
Veronica W.
Love Dr Millkey! Appointments also usually run on schedule, which we appreciate.
Jude M.
Quick and does a great job of easing the minds of children
Taylor C.
I loved my experience here. Everyone was over the top nice and exceeded my expectations.
Derri
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday and Thursday office staff only
Open every other Friday

Phone: (678) 825-6913
Fax: (770) 590-8881
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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