March 10, 2015
Every year, millions of Americans avoid seeking the vital dental care they need due to feelings of fear and anxiety. Many of these men and women have had to deal with negative experiences in the past, but we want you to know that fear doesn’t have to control you or impact your oral health. At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, we understand that dental anxiety is a very real problem for many of our patients. That’s why we happily offer oral conscious sedation to help promote relaxation during dental treatment.
Benefits of Oral Conscious Sedation
For many patients, the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist office evoke unpleasant memories and anxiety. As your trusted Hutchinson, KS family dentist, we feel that it is our job to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe in our office, and one of the ways we can achieve this is with oral conscious sedation.
Prior to your appointment, you’ll simply take a tiny pill that we will have prescribed to you previously. The medication induces feelings of calm and complete relaxation, but you’ll still remain conscious enough to respond to questions and instructions throughout the duration of your treatment. Upon completion of your procedure, you’ll have a trusted friend or family member drive you home as the effects of the medicine do take some time to subside. Most patients who have used oral conscious sedation report very little memory of their procedure, only a feeling of mental peace and physical relaxation.
Schedule Your Visit Today
If you have been putting off seeing the dentist because you’re afraid of the experience or have negative feelings about dental work, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how oral conscious sedation can help you find peace and calm in the dental chair. Dr. Ringler and our entire caring team look forward to showing you what a difference our patient-centric approach, advanced technology, and extensive experience can make in your smile and your oral health. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout Hutchinson, KS and the surrounding areas, including El Dorado, Manhattan, Winfield, Newton, Great Bend, and beyond.
May 19, 2014
Millions of years ago, the ancestors of humans possessed large, protruding jaws that were much wider than they are today. The third molars, or wisdom teeth, were crucial tools necessary to chew uncooked meats and tough vegetation. Today, the human jaw is considerable smaller and more narrow, and we no longer have a need for these large molars. At Grant D. Ringler, DDS in Hutchinson, KS, Dr. Ringler and his team offer a variety of services tailored to meet your every oral healthcare need, including wisdom tooth extraction.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Hutchinson, KS
Despite the fact that we don’t need them to survive, wisdom teeth do still develop within the jaw and often become impacted in the limited space allowed them. This can lead to severe pain, crowding of adjacent teeth, and even potentially dangerous infections. In cases of impacted wisdom teeth, our team of dentists recommends wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom tooth removal should be seriously considered if any of the following symptoms arise:
- Painful, swollen gums
- Unexplained bleeding
- Persistent bad breath
- Recurring headaches
- Swelling in the jaw
- An abscess in the gum near the tooth
It is important to remember that not all wisdom tooth concerns come with obvious symptoms. The best way to ensure that you avoid impaction and related complications is to visit our office every six months for a general checkup. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about wisdom teeth extraction, as well as the other aspects of your smile and oral health.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Whether you are suffering from the symptoms of an impacted wisdom tooth or your wisdom teeth have not yet erupted and you’d like to learn how they’re developing, our team can help. Contact our office in Hutchinson, KS today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Grant Ringler, Dr. Melissa Barnhart, or Dr. Justin Barnhart. If you’re currently experiencing pain associated with your wisdom teeth, call us right away to schedule an emergency visit. We look forward to helping you find relief from wisdom teeth discomfort. Our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes patients from Hutchinson, Manhattan, El Dorado, Great Bend, Winfield, Newton, and beyond.