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.