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

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry in Waldorf, MD

Not everyone is a fan of visiting the dentist. In fact, some people are so afraid of stepping into a dental office that they simply avoid doing so for years. However, these individuals need to understand that skipping dental appointments is very detrimental to their teeth, since regular dental cleanings are the key to having healthy, cavity-free teeth. Only a dentist can remove the plaque and bacteria that regular brushing and flossing misses, as well as spot the early signs of dental disease. Luckily, for people who are afraid of the dentist or have a severe gag reflex that keeps them from being able to handle tools in their mouth, our Waldorf dentists offer sedation dentistry options that can help them stay calm during dental work.

There are three kinds of sedation dentistry – IV, oral conscious and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). When patients chooses N2O sedation, the dentist will place a mask over their face and administer a non-allergenic, non-irritating gas that will place them in a state of relaxation that will allow them to feel calm and collected during the procedure. As sedation goes, this is one of the safest options available. The goal of N2O sedation is not to put people to sleep, but to allow them to have a more enjoyable experience at the dentist that will keep them from feeling pain and anxiety. Patients will still be able to respond to any requests the dentist, all while remaining comfortable.

It is extremely easy to administer N2O. A dentist will simply tell patients to breathe normally into a mask, and then within three to five minutes they will be able to feel the N2O take effect. There might be some light-headedness or tingling when the N2O is administered, but other than that there is little discomfort associated with this gas. In fact, many people report experiencing well-being, euphoria and/or floating.

The best part is the all a patient has to do is breathe normally following a procedure for the effect of N2O to wear off. This process just takes three to five minutes before a patient is feeling normal again. It’s important for patients to feel comfortable to visit the dentist every six months. This is why people should look into all of the options our Waldorf dentists can offer that will allow them to have a comfortable experience at the dentist.

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Patient Reviews
Love the staff in particular Pierre and Dr. Berry.
Hilton D.
Have had wonderful care with Dr Lasher over a span of 20+ yrs
Pamela T.
Overall excellence in all services
Michael G.
Donna is one of the best hygienist around and always takes the time she needs to make sure everything is wonderful with my teeth! Doctor Harriman is wonderful and always goes out of her way for me […]
Karen P.
Efficient, professional, friendly, caring. Great practice!
Constance W.
Today it was Donna and Dr Mike; however, the entire team is superb. Donna gets the nod for this visit for an outstanding cleaning. Thorough and comfortable is a great combination for a cleaning, and […]
Louis R.
Good service.
John S.
Dr. Lasher was great !
Catherine R.
Excellent care, friendly staff consistently over the many years I’ve been coming there. I have recommended more than a few and they feel the same.
Linda B.
Robin, the dental hygienist, is excellent. She is always on time, friendly, able to answer questions, and efficient. In other words, she is a professional!
Joan W.
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 […]
Dillon C.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Donna is excellent, upbeat, friendly and informative!
Naomi C.
Awesome dentist and staff. Very friendly and professional
Mark C.
I have been with Robin and Dr. Lasher forever. They are awesome. All of the team is great.
Mary R.
reliable, available, expert, caring, gentle
Kyle O.
Treatment n customer service
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I have recommended you to several friends
Paul H.
I received outstanding work and excellent customer service from Dental One Associates. They certainly improved the appearance of my smile!
Danny M.
Caring environment with quality care
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