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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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.
Very professional cleaning, quick and efficient!
Virginia E.
I LOVE Dr. Lasher. I live in Old Town Alexandria and drive to Waldorf because I get the BEST care from him and his staff.
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Excellent, timely, friendly service; appointment was shorter that expected.
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great service as usual
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Awesome staff
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Overall excellent experience!
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I’ve been going to this dental office for over 30 years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else
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Their immediate attention to my emergency
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Donna is awesome! She is friendly and does a great job!
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The staff. Donna Ash and Dr. Lasher are the best. Front desk staff are always pleasant and efficient.
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Everyone is friendly, cheerful, professional and on time.
Nancy E.
We enjoyed the new Dr. Berry on staff.. I was very appreciative that he was and is able to take care of my sons’ dental needs.
Denise S.
Dr. Lasher and his team quickly evaluated my painful problem and now I am on the mend. Nice, professional and clean. This was my very first visit and I am extremely satisfied with the results. Thank […]
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There was no wait time. My hygienist, Donna was awesome.
Wanda Q.
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 […]
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Have had wonderful care with Dr Lasher over a span of 20+ yrs
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The doctors and techs are amazing and very professional. I have anxiety about procedures they make me very comfortable.
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