Do you suffer from dental fears or anxiety? We offer sedation dentistry so you can get your services done with ease. Get the smile you have been dreaming of without the stress.
At Potomac Dental Centre, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with visiting the dentist. That discomfort may range from mild anxiety to fear. While such fears are common, they should not keep you from getting the dental treatment you need. Our dentist, Dr. Everett Eklund, and our team are committed to making your visit to our dental office in Hagerstown, Maryland, a pleasant one.
When you visit our practice, Dr. Eklund will discuss any fears or concerns you may have about your treatment. We will thoroughly review your health history to determine whether sedation is right for you and which sedation option best fits your situation. Our team is pleased to offer three different kinds of sedation for your convenience:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas through the nose mask and feel more relaxed. This is a mild form of sedation so you will remain conscious and aware during your treatment, and it takes only a few minutes to wear off once your treatment ends!
- Oral sedation involves taking an oral medication, provided by our dentist, prior to your appointment. When you arrive for your treatment you will be relaxed and at ease. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment with this sedation.
- IV sedation involves administering the sedative through the veins. During your treatment, our dentist can easily and safely adjust the amount of sedative you receive to ensure that you remain comfortable. With IV sedation, you will remain conscious during your treatment, but many patients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep. You will need someone to drive you home after your appointment.
Our team understands that every patient is different, and we want to ensure that you are comfortable with your dental care no matter your situation. Our dentist will work with you to determine which method of sedation, or combination of methods, is right for you. Call 240-329-2398 to schedule an appointment today!