No matter how friendly or inviting a dentist is, some children do not respond well to the dentist's efforts. They end up making a lot of fuss, which makes it difficult for the parents to hold them steady during the treatment phase. Also, we wouldn't be able to diagnose them in the most effective way. Hence, we recommend the use of nitrous oxide sedation in such situations.
Nitrous oxide, or more popularly known as laughing gas, is one of the mildest and most preferred means of sedation in patients, especially children. It is a harmless gas that, upon inhalation, produces a soothing feeling in the patient's mind. Regular things seem to appear funny while the patient goes into a relaxed state of mind. However, the patient would be conscious and aware of what is going on around them.