Laughing Gas Sedation

Laughing Gas Sedation Dentist Holland, MIIf you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. For your comfort, ask our sedation dentist about laughing gas. Laughing gas is safe for patients of all ages and quickly wears off so you can drive yourself home after the procedure.

At Macatawa Smiles, we understand that some of our patients may dread their visit with us, which is why we try to anticipate their needs by offering sedation dentistry services like laughing gas.

How Laughing Gas Works

To administer dental laughing gas, we place a breathing mask over your nose and ask you to breathe in the laughing gas mixture. After a few minutes have passed, the laughing gas will work to make you feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed during your procedure. The effects of the laughing gas wear off immediately after removing the mask.

Benefits of Dental Laughing Gas

It is important to see your Holland family dentist for a teeth cleaning and oral examination every six months. However, this can be difficult if you have a dental phobia. Dental laughing gas helps you relax in the dentist’s chair so you can get the dental care you need to maintain a beautiful healthy smile.

The effects of dental laughing gas wear off as soon as we remove the mask, which means you’ll be able to drive yourself home. During the dental procedure, you will be awake and responsive, yet relaxed.

Learn More

Our Holland, MI, sedation dentist always strives to help patients feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of laughing gas to manage dental anxiety, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team