Oklahoma City Sedation Dentist
Patients who are anxious or fearful of visiting the dental chair can benefit from a sedation dentist. Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Kevin Rykard offers sedation dentistry for those who are less than thrilled about sitting in the dentist's office.
Dr. Rykard has had great success with sedation dentistry. Fears and anxieties keep many patients from getting the dental work they need, so it is important to him to do his best to find a way to get patients into his chair for the essentials. One way of doing so is with sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment, and can even cause an amnesic effect that eliminates the memory of their entire appointment. This can assist in getting patients to return due to the patient's positive experience at Dr. Rykard's office.
Sedation is offered in the form of oral medication. This medication is taken by the patient before their appointment and transportation to and from the dental office by a friend or family member is required. The patient will be completely conscious, and can respond to Dr. Rykard and his staff, answer questions, and do everything they normally would do. Patients drift in and out of sleep during their treatment. Once the treatment is done, they are transported back home in which they will then sleep off the oral medication. Once awakened, they will have no recollection of the appointment, but will have their dental work complete.
If you are a patient that is interested in learning more about the benefits of sedation dentistry and are considering a sedation dentist in the Oklahoma City area, call Dr. Rykard today and schedule your first consultation and examination.