Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing anxiety in pediatric dental offices.  A  plastic flavored 'nose' is placed over the child's nose.and is  he/she smells the 'sweet air'.

The gas  reduces his/her gag reflex, distorts time and makes them feel good. Most  kids are focused on the television on the ceiling so many are distracted anyway.

American Dental Association Tongue-tied Academy Graduate American Board of Pediatric Dentistry