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

Laughing Gas 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 laughing gas. When patients chooses laughing gas 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 laughing gas 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 laughing gas. 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 laughing gas take effect. There might be some light-headedness or tingling when the laughing gas 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 laughing gas 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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great service as usual
Kyle O.
Dr. Harriman and Donna my hygienist are great. They have cared for my teeth for over 14 years and I highly recommend them. They are professional, kind and thorough.
Dennis W.
This is the best office I have ever been to. Been going to Dr. LAsher for 25 yrs.
Melanie S.
Awesome staff
Barbra J.
Dr. Lasher is the best dentist! The dental assistant and front desk person were great as well!
Lauren M.
Thirty years of excellent care!
Carol D.
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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Love the staff in particular Pierre and Dr. Berry.
Hilton D.
Dr. Lasher is an awesome dentist. I have recommended several friends and family members. His dental assistants are so friendly. You feel at ease when you have a to come there.
Lori H.
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.
I’ve been going there many years and am pleased with my visit and service.
Mark H.
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.
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.
Dr. Harriman is the consummate professional:concerned about her patient, thorough and explains what is going on.
John K.
Always a good experience.
Denise W.
Dr. Lasher id the best. The hygienists are great too.
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