Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Relaxation Dentistry

At Family Dental of Bethlehem, we are able to keep you comfortable and relaxed during treatment without any lasting effects to disrupt your day. We realize that some patients are apprehensive about receiving dental care, and nitrous oxide sedation can help relax you in order to more comfortably receive your dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is a gas that, when mixed with oxygen, a patient breathes in through a mask in order to feel more at ease. Nitrous oxide can help those who have:


It is for people who have….

  • High anxiety about dentistry
  • Negative past dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A strong gag reflex
  • Complex dental problems
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Anxiety over needles, noises, or smells in dental office


Advantages of nitrous oxide:

  • Its effects begin within minutes
  • The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment
  • The nitrous is flushed out of the body using only oxygen–you can drive home safely and do not need an escort.
  • It is easy to administer–you breathe it in through your nose.

Patients appreciate the dental work that our doctors perform while being conscious throughout the procedure, yet relaxed and able to respond.



Contact Us

  • Jennifer Koch, DMD, FAGD
  • 201 W. Broad Street
  • Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • (610) 865-3333