Gentle Dental Eagan

Do you feel pain with dental sedation?

No, you do not feel pain with sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a great option for anyone who gets anxious at the thought of going to the dentist. It can also be a good choice for people who have sensitive teeth or gag easily.

 

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Dentists use a combination of sedation and anesthetic to keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure. At Gentle Dental Eagan, we offer nitrous oxide sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide is a mild to moderate sedative. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," is inhaled through a small nosepiece and provides a feeling of relaxation or euphoria during treatment. It's normal for patients to feel sleepy while nitrous oxide is in their system. 

 

How Long Does the Sedation Last?

Nitrous oxide's sedation effect wears off within minutes of stopping the gas. This means you don't need to worry about waiting around after we're done with the procedure, driving yourself home, or making other arrangements.

 

Sedation Dentistry, Eagan, MN

If going to the dentist causes you anxiety, please know you're not alone, and we can help. If you're in or around Eagan, MN, and wondering if sedation dentistry is right for you, give us a call – we're happy to help!