Sedation Dentistry in Hutchinson
Sedation dentistry has been used safely for over 30 years in millions of dental procedures, and Dr. Ringer is trained in the practice of administering and monitoring several types of sedation. Our office will carefully review your medical history and explain how sedation dentistry can work for you. We want you to feel confident about your decision, and we are here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have.
Oral Conscious Sedation
On the day of your appointment, you’ll take a small pill before having a trusted friend or family member bring you to the office. After the sedative begins to work, an assistant will help you get comfortable in the dental chair and will remain by your side, monitoring you throughout the entirety of your procedure to answer your questions and look after your comfort. Many of our patients feel no pain whatsoever during and after their treatment, and they even have little or no memory of their visit to our office. Your companion will then drive you home from the appointment and when you wake the next morning, the effects of the sedative will have subsided.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that fits over the patient’s nose throughout their appointment. Within minutes of inhalation, they should begin to experience feelings of contentment, relaxation, and warmth, allowing their procedure with our Hutchinson doctors to proceed smoothly. Many patients prefer this method because the effects wear off quickly once the mask has been removed, allowing them to return to work or drive themselves home with virtually no downtime.
General anesthesia is typically only recommended in cases of significantly complex dental treatment or severe dental anxiety. This method places patients in an unconscious state where they won’t be aware of the procedure they’re undergoing until it’s already completed. Once awakened, it’s common for the effects to last several hours; patients will need a trusted friend or family member to drive them home following their treatment and stay with them to ensure their safety and comfort.
Contact Us Today About Sedation Dentistry
If you have been putting off years of dental work, sedation dentistry can change your life. You no longer have to be afraid of the dentist, and we know that you will enjoy the benefits of a stronger, healthier, more brilliant smile.
When you choose sedation dentistry, we can complete most of your dental patient services at one time. One of the greatest benefits of sedation dentistry is that we can do extended treatments in a couple of appointments for problems such as:
- Whitening yellow or stained teeth
- Fixing chipped or damaged teeth
- Restoring sore gums to good health
- Replacing crowns or dentures
For more information about oral sedation in Hutchinson, Kansas, contact Grant D. Ringler, DDS to speak with one of the members of our caring team. We want to make sure that you get the pain-free, stress-free dental care you deserve; it’s part of our commitment to oral health for everyone. No one should miss out on great health because of dental anxiety, so if you’re suffering with this problem, explore your sedation options from Grant D. Ringler, DDS.