Sedation Dentist – Waldorf, MD

No Need to Be Afraid of Dental Care

Fearful dental patient in need of sedation dentistry

Every day, millions of Americans wrestle with dental anxiety in some form. For some people, these fears are enough to keep them from attending their regular dentistry appointments. We can help put your fears to rest and make your next visit a much more comfortable, relaxing experience with different types of sedation dentistry. If you’ve ever been tempted to stay home from the dental office, just give us a call to learn how Dr. Akinwande, our trusted sedation dentist in Waldorf, MD, and the rest of our Open Smiles Dental team can help!


Why Choose Open Smiles Dental for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Certified in Oral Sedation Dentistry
  • Caring, Efficient Dentist and Team
  • Wide Variety of In-House Procedures


Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Person holding an oral conscious dental sedation pill

We can give you an anxiety-relieving medication a short time before your procedure begins. As the name implies, you’ll stay conscious while under the effects of the sedative. You may be groggy and relaxed enough to doze off, but we can wake you up with a gentle nudge. With oral conscious sedation, it’s much easier for anxious patients to comfortably sit through lengthier dental procedures. Make sure you have someone you trust who can drive you home after the procedure, as it will take a while for the effects of the sedative to wear off completely.


Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation dentistry treatment

Mild to moderate dental anxieties can usually be managed with nitrous oxide sedation, which can be performed with little to no preparation. You simply need to make yourself comfortable while we place a mask over your nose so that you can breathe in the sedative while we work on your smile. You’ll be awake and able to answer our questions, but you’ll be in a state where you’re unbothered with what’s going on around you.