We understand that many of our patients experience anxiety or fear when they visit the dentist. Led by Dr. Everett Eklund, our caring dentist, we are committed to helping you overcome these fears in order to have a positive experience each time you visit our office. As part of this effort, we provide you with the highest quality oral sedation in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Oral sedation is one of the easiest ways to put you at ease and help you feel comfortable. Oral sedation is sedation in pill form. The process by which oral sedation is delivered involves taking your medication by mouth at a pre-determined time before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel relaxed and calm. Oral sedation is a form of conscious sedation. This means that oral sedation is not meant to put you to sleep. However, many of our patients feel so relaxed that they do not remember portions of the dental visit or even begin to doze off. Generally with oral sedation, you will remain in full control of your faculties and will be able to respond to any questions and instructions from Dr. Everett Eklund and our dental team. Oral sedation may be a good choice for you if:

  • You have a sensitive gag reflex
  • You have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past
  • You suffer from dental anxiety
  • You find it difficult to sit still for a long period of time
  • You have difficulty getting numb
  • You are in need of extensive dental treatment

We will ensure that your oral sedation treatment is completely safe. Our dental team takes your vitals the day before the appointment and throughout the treatment process to ensure you are safe and comfortable. For a simple, easy solution to dental anxiety, we encourage you to call us at Potomac Dental Centre at 301-790-2007 to learn more about oral sedation. We are eager to put your mind at ease and help you achieve the smile you deserve. Your health and comfort are our top priorities!