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Do you have questions about nitrous oxide? If so, you have come to the right blog! Here our dentists, Drs. Kevin Torbenson, & Drew Neumann, answers commonly asked questions about nitrous oxide to teach you a little more about the sedative. That way you feel more comfortable and confident during your appointment.

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that is commonly known as nitrous or laughing gas. At room temperature, it is a non-flammable gas with a slight flavor. When used, it’s inhaled through the nose with the use of a nose mask. Your dentist will place the mask over your nose, release the nitrous oxide (which will continually flow throughout your appointment), and ask you to inhale deeply. The nitrous will enter your system as you breathe.

How will nitrous oxide make me feel?

It will make you feel tingly, light headed, maybe a little groggy, and, most importantly, relaxed.

How long will the effects last?

The effects will only last the duration of your treatment. In fact, you should feel 100 percent normal once the mask is removed from your nose. This means it’s safe to drive yourself home.

For more information and details about nitrous oxide in Mankato, Minnesota, please reach out to Advanced Dental at 507-345-1284 at your earliest convenience. When you contact our dental team, we will be thrilled to give you the answers you’re searching for.