Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation – Chaska, MN
Gentle Relaxation in the Dental Chair
Many people know nitrous oxide as “laughing gas.” In our dental office, we administer nitrous oxide to enhance dental patient comfort and relieve anxiety for dentistry patients of all ages. After you're comfortably seated in the dental chair, you'll inhale the gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) through a small nasal mask. We will control the dosage of the sedative that you receive the entire time to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so your sedation dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide dental sedation in Chaska, MN subside once we remove your mask, so if nitrous is the only anesthesia you receive, you will be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
Why Choose Chaska Dental Center for Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?
- Safe for Patients of All Ages
- Trusted by Chaska Families For More Than 70 Years
- We Prioritize Our Patients’ Comfort
Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to take back control of your oral health? Tired of letting your dental anxiety get the best of you? If you’re looking for a sedation dentist in Chaska who can provide the care you need while reducing any fear or worry you may have about your visit, Dr. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf are here to help. We understand you probably have many questions about sedation, specifically nitrous oxide, which is why we have compiled some of the most common questions asked by our patients. Below, you will find the answers you need to feel more confident in your decision to choose Chaska Dental Center for nitrous oxide sedation. Should you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact us.
Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?
Yes, nitrous oxide is one of the safest forms of sedation available. Used by Dr. Swingdorf and Dr. Meschke to keep you calm and relaxed during an appointment, it can be easily adjusted by your dentist in Chaska to ensure you remain safe, comfortable, and pain-free. Depending on the type of procedure you will need when visiting our dental office, the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen will be modified to allow for maximum comfort.
Is Nitrous Oxide Available to Everyone?
Unfortunately, no. While nitrous oxide is safe for most individuals, some people should not receive it when preparing for a dental procedure. These include:
- Patients who are in their first trimester of pregnancy
- Individuals with respiratory illness or suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- People who struggle with substance abuse
- Individuals with a B-12 deficiency
There are other reasons why a person cannot receive nitrous oxide sedation, which is why it is important that you discuss your medical history with Dr. Swingdorf or Dr. Meschke during your consultation.
How Can Nitrous Oxide Minimize Fear and Pain During a Dental Procedure?
It might seem impossible for an inhaled gas to have such a dramatic impact on your senses, but the truth is that nitrous oxide actually “slows down your nervous system to make you feel less inhibited.” This essentially causes your limbs to become heavy and mitigate the potential for feeling any pain throughout your visit.
Will I Be Asleep Throughout My Dental Appointment with Nitrous Oxide?
Although you may feel as if you are entering a dream-like state, you will not actually be “put under” during your appointment. When receiving nitrous oxide, you may feel as if you are floating. You might even feel warm and begin to close your eyes as if you are preparing to fall asleep; however, you will remain cognizant enough to respond to cues from our dental team.
Will I Be Able to Return to Work After Receiving Nitrous Oxide?
One of the greatest benefits of nitrous oxide is that it is mild sedation, which means the effects wear off quickly after removing the nasal mask. In a matter of minutes, you will be free to leave your appointment, drive yourself home (or back to work), and resume normal activity.