Millions of people across the world are terrified of going to the dentist. No matter what the reason is for your dental anxiety, at Kruckman Family Dentistry, we never like to see our patients anxious or nervous. In an effort to remedy our Carver-, Victoria-, and Waconia-area patients’ fears we offer nitrous to help them relax while in our chair for dentistry, periodontics, or endodontics.

What is Nitrous?

Nitrous oxide is a safe and very effective sedative that when mixed with oxygen and inhaled, helps people to relax and relieve their anxiety. Nitrous oxide is generally referred to as “laughing gas” and is often used to help patients feel more comfortable during a number of different gentle dental procedures. The gas itself is not intended to put a patient to sleep; rather, it puts patients into a deeply relaxed state that allows them to hear, understand and respond to what is going on around them without the fear and anxiety that may accompany what is actually happening.

At Kruckman Family Dentistry, we provide nitrous through a little mask that fits over the nose. During your appointment, dentist Dr. Kruckman will ask you to breathe normally through your nose. After a few minutes, you will begin to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide gas. Patients often note that the gas makes them feel light-headed, tingly and heavy-limbed. You can expect to feel very calm, relaxed and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide are quick to wear off, as the effects are generally gone just minutes after your dentist turns the gas off.

If you think that you could benefit from having your gentle dental procedures done using nitrous gas, contact our office today. Dr. Kruckman would love to speak with you about your sedation options!