Drs. Lasher and Harriman at Dental One Associates of Waldorf
3500 Old Washington Road, Suite 301, Waldorf, MD 20602

Sedation Dentistry in Waldorf, MD

Sedation is a necessary step in a variety of dental procedures, ranging from tooth extraction to advanced root canals, but some patients may require sedation dentistry to make it through a standard dental appointment. For many patients, a trip to the dentist’s office isn’t all sunshine and roses, and many of these individuals experience extreme anxiety when heading in for a consultation. As a result, our dentists in Waldorf have found that sedation dentistry is a fantastic option to calm and relax a patient prior to a dental appointment to ensure that these individuals do not experience needless stress and can make it through teeth cleanings and other procedures without issue.

For many patients, the idea of being awake for strenuous procedures like cavity fillings and root canals is less than desirable, so sedation, or sleep, dentistry could be required. After mild sedatives have been applied, the patient can still remain conscious, aware and can respond to instructions from the dentist, but will be far more comfortable and will have a decreased chance of experiencing stress or anxiety.

Patients have options available to them when considering sedation dentistry. The most common is inhalation dental sedation, which is typically used in tandem with laughing gas. This mild form of sedation leaves very few lingering side effects and patients can typically head home without the need of an escort. With more advanced procedures, oral conscious sedation dentistry is administered with a wide variety of oral sedatives that are administered before the visit.

The dentist’s office isn’t all sunshine and roses for some individuals, but thankfully our dentists in Waldorf have all the tools necessary to take the stress and anxiety out of a standard dental visit and give them the peace of mind necessary to improve their oral care regimens.

Laughing Gas Sedation Dentistry

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Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety or a severe gag reflex, Dr. Karen Harriman has the solution. Oral conscious sedation, also called sedation dentistry, sleep dentistry or conscious sedation, allows you to be put in a completely relaxed state for […]

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This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
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Dr. Lasher was great !
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The office staff members were very pleasant, and sensitive to my needs. Everyone was so professional and friendly. I appreciate how my appointment was set according to my schedule. Dr. Berry was very […]
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The overall dental office atmosphere was outstanding. The dental hygienist was very knowledgeable and excellent job on all levels from each staff and Dr. Harriman.
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I received outstanding work and excellent customer service from Dental One Associates. They certainly improved the appearance of my smile!
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I wasn’t scheduled for an appointment but was overdue. I was there with my mother who had an appt. so she checked to see if any were available and there was. I was seen right away and received […]
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Pleased with the overall experience was very satisfactory. Would definitely recommend your office to anyone.
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Great staff! Had the best and most thorough cleaning I’ve ever had.
Andrea W.
Dr. Lasher never leaves you hanging if you walk in with an emergent problem in the mouth… Plus they work saturdays also.
Paul N.
Caring environment with quality care
Jerry S.
I’ve been going to Dental One all of my life. Donna, my hygienist, is the absolute best at her job. My teeth feel great after a check-up! She is extremely thorough and detailed, and most […]
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We love our hygienist, Donna. She runs on time or early for appointments. She’s friendly and interested in our family.
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All around good experience
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This is the only dental office that has ever made feel comfortable.
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