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.
October 10, 2014
A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be a painful or anxiety-inducing experience. In fact, being able to finally take care of your oral health issues may give you new peace of mind. Dentists now have a variety of ways to make sure your visit is completely comfortable and pain-free. You can choose to see a dentist that offers Sedation Dentistry. Don’t put off needed dental care any longer. Make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today. Dr. Ringler and his caring associate dentists proudly serve patients throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.
Sedation Dentistry Techniques
It’s important to understand that there is a difference between sedation and anesthesia. Sedation is a state of relaxation, while anesthesia is the blockage of any pain. Dentists use sedation in conjunction with localized anesthesia to make your dental care as pain-free as possible. Sedation techniques may include:
- Conscious Oral Sedation– An oral sedative medication like diazepam is given 30 minutes to an hour before the appointment. You will be fully conscious and responsive but completely relaxed. A local anesthetic is administered as well.
- IV Sedation– Just like the oral sedative, only administered intravenously.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation-A small mask over the nose is used to administer “laughing gas” to induce a sedated state. A local anesthetic is administered as well.
Sedation Dentistry in Hutchinson, KS
Sedation Dentistry is a perfect solution for those who experience dental anxiety from sensitive teeth, difficulty achieving numbness, complex dental issues, fear of needles or dental instruments, limited time to complete dental work, past traumatic dental experiences or difficulty controlling movement and sitting still. The dentists at Grant Ringler are responsive to patient anxiety. Make an appointment with the office of Dr. Grant Ringler today to experience the difference with Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Ringler and his gentle and attentive associate dentists proudly serve patients throughout Hutchison, KS, Newton, Winfield, Manhattan, Great Bend, El Dorado, and the surrounding communities.