A great option for children who need to undergo restorative dental treatment is nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is widely used in pediatric dentistry to reduce anxiety during dental visits, as well as to assist children who have strong gag reflexes. Nitrous oxide works quickly, but has a short duration of action, which means your child will leave their appointment feeling just as great as they did when they came in. Our doctors have extensive training in the use of nitrous oxide, and will discuss with you if it is appropriate for your child.