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Previous investigations have offered patients the use of head mounted AV and music distraction during dental and dental hygiene procedures with similarly positive experiences.
A quasi experimental study investigated the effects of music distraction on anxiety and behavior in 45 patients 4 to 6 years of age Columbus, Ohio (USA).
In evaluating the effects of suggestion and music distraction on pain in children receiving injections, Fowler-Kerry and Lander (as cited in Malone, 1996) found that music distraction significantly decreased pain while suggestion did not.