Gentle Dental Eagan

How safe is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is safe when administered by a licensed medical or dental professional. At Gentle Dental Eagan, we offer nitrous oxide sedation, also called “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that is inhaled through a comfortable nosepiece. It gives feelings of relaxation so patients can have a more relaxing appointment. Nitrous oxide makes most patients feel tired or tingly, and the effects only last as long as the patient breathes it in. 

Once the dental treatment is complete, we remove the nosepiece or mask, and nitrous oxide effects dissipate in about five minutes. Unlike other forms of sedation that stay in the body for hours, nitrous oxide can allow patients to continue their daily routine after use. This means they can drive themselves to and from their appointment without needing to arrange a ride. 

Sedation Dentistry in Eagan, MN 

Sedation dentistry at Gentle Dental Eagan allows patients to receive necessary dentistry without anxiety and discomfort. If you have dental anxiety or struggle with dental treatment, please get in touch with our friendly team for assistance. We will be happy to speak with you about your options to ensure a pleasant, comfortable visit to our dental office.