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

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Patient Reviews
Donna is awesome! She is friendly and does a great job!
Erin C.
Great and pleasant experience! First time going with my 12 year old. Friendly staff. I will make this our permanent dentist office!
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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 […]
Dillon C.
Like Doc Lasher and staff.
Campbell I.
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.
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.
Friendly service and efficient service.
Doris F.
I’ve been going there many years and am pleased with my visit and service.
Mark H.
I was pleased to have Dr. Lasher since Dr. Cho is no longer with the practice. My hygeneist was fantastic!!!!
Polly C.
Donna is excellent, upbeat, friendly and informative!
Naomi C.
All around excellent
Jesse M.
Staff was great
Kisha T.
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.
Faith S.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Thirty years of excellent care!
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Got right in with a dental emergency! Fast temp fix to last until I can have a crown installed.
Raymond C.
I found Dr. Dwight Berry and his assistant very professional, and quite attentive to my welfare and concerns. The atmosphere they set makes me feel so comfortable, I am no longer anxious to visit the […]
Ida H.
Because of the professional and courteous service I receive from all the staff member at Dental One Associates.
Kurt D.
Dr. Lasher never leaves you hanging if you walk in with an emergent problem in the mouth… Plus they work saturdays also.
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