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It is perfectly normal to be nervous when it comes to dental procedures. We at Advanced Dental in Mankato, Minnesota, understand your concerns. This is why we offer our patients nitrous oxide to help them feel more at ease while being treated by Dr. Torbenson and Dr. Neumann.

What is nitrous oxide?
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called laughing gas, is an effective, light, and safe anesthesia that is inhaled through the nose. Nitrous oxide is usually only administered to patients during more serious dental treatments, such as root canals and extractions. It will dull the pain of these treatments while keeping you awake and alert.

How is nitrous oxide administered?
After you come in for your appointment, you will be made comfortable in a dental chair. A small gas mask will be affixed from which you will be asked to breathe deeply from for several minutes. The sedative will begin to take effect, helping you to feel relaxed.

How will I feel?
Nitrous oxide will make you feel lightheaded and tingly. Some feel a sense of heaviness. No matter how your body feels, you will be in a state of calm relaxation for your treatment. The effects of this sedation dissipate once the mask is removed, which makes it completely safe for you to drive home after your treatment is completed.

Having a dental procedure can be stressful and your comfort is important to us. Please call us at Advanced Dental in Mankato, Minnesota using 507-345-1284 to set up an appointment with our dentists today.