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What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 10:21 pm

Woman benefiting from sedation dentistryDoes your heart race or do your palms sweat when it’s time to visit the dentist? Maybe you have an upcoming procedure, but you’re worried about pain. No matter the reason, you might be a candidate for sedation dentistry. You can sit back and relax to enjoy your time in the dental chair; however, there’s a lot of misinformation about dental sedation. Contrary to common belief, you aren’t “put to sleep.” Here’s what sedation dentistry feels like.


4 Potential Causes of a Bump on Your Gums

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 12:29 am
dentist talking to patient about bump on gums

One morning while brushing your teeth before getting your day started, you noticed that there was a bump on your gums. As far as you can remember, it isn’t something that’s always been there. Several things can cause a bump to form on the gums. Read on to learn about four potential causes as well as what you should do about them.


The Reasons for a Dental Phobia

July 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 7:36 am
A patient with a dental phobia

So, let’s say you want to visit your local dentist for treatment. Whether it’s to make your smile healthier or shinier, you’re ready to improve your teeth and gums. However, there’s a problem: you have a dental phobia but don’t know why. As a result, you often feel anxiety at the prospect of dentist appointments. How should you overcome the issue? Well, you can start by learning your phobia’s cause. Read on to learn about dental anxiety, its causes, and the best ways to manage it.


5 Effective Vitamins & Minerals for Healthy Gums

June 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 4:54 pm
Vitamins and minerals that prevent gum disease

To reduce your risk of gum disease, you probably focus on good oral hygiene. More specifically, you always try to brush your teeth twice daily, floss once daily and rinse as needed with a good mouthwash. However, did you know that you can do the same with foods and drinks? It’s true — getting the proper nutrition from your diet can make your gums stronger and healthier. To learn more, here are five vitamins and minerals you should get to prevent periodontitis.


Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away on Its Own?

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 8:35 pm
Woman struggling to get a good night’s rest because of sleep apnea.

Every night, millions of Americans miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea; and even worse, many more cases go completely undiagnosed! That said, sleep apnea is a serious epidemic and can actually lead to some serious health complications if left untreated. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be treated—but does it ever simply go away on its own? Here’s more about sleep apnea and what can cause the condition, whether or not it can go away on its own, and what you can do to improve your symptoms.


4 Easy Home Remedies for Toothaches

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 10:50 am
Man with a toothache

Nobody likes having to deal with a toothache, especially a severe one. For starters, it’s probably a sign you have a tooth infection that puts your oral health at risk. Plus, it may disrupt your schedule by requiring emergency dental treatment. On the bright side, there are ways of managing the pain while you wait to see your dentist. Read on to learn about four great home remedies that can soothe your ache in the meantime.


You Asked, We Answered: Can You Die from a Tooth Infection?

February 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 8:00 pm
young woman with severe toothache

Have you ever had such a bad toothache that you thought it was killing you? Unfortunately, many people have been in that exact situation. If you’ve ever wondered whether you can die from a toothache, don’t worry – a typical case cannot kill you. However, it’s worth noting that the underlying issues causing your pain could be fatal if left untreated, such as a tooth infection. With that in mind, read on to learn whether or not you can die from an infection.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:03 am

Resolutions spelled with letter tilesThere is a direct mouth and body link, which means healthy teeth and gums are important for more than just a beautiful smile. While you know you’re supposed to brush twice a day, you’re not the only one who crawls into bed without grabbing their toothbrush. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to recommit to your smile. With the holidays right around the corner, here are 4 dental habits to add to your New Year’s Resolutions list.


Should I Seek Emergency Care for Tooth Sensitivity?

November 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:52 pm
man with toothache

You don’t normally get up this early, but your siblings and their families are staying at your house for Thanksgiving week. You head downstairs and get a pot of coffee brewing before the other adults shuffle into the kitchen.

You go ahead and pour a cup, knowing you need an energy boost for the busy day of cooking that awaits. OUCH! That sip of coffee sent a jolt of pain through your mouth – why are your teeth hurting so much now?!

As you try to figure out if this is pain you can cope with over the holidays, keep reading to get some insight from your emergency dentist in Fayetteville on what constitutes a dental emergency, common causes of tooth sensitivity, and when you need to seek help.


4 Causes of Tooth Pain During Exercise

August 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 11:29 pm

Woman without tooth pain runningHave you noticed a reoccurring toothache when exercising? You aren’t imagining the discomfort. Although they may not seem connected, dental pain isn’t that uncommon when exercising, but that doesn’t mean it is normal. In fact, it likely indicates an untreated dental problem brewing in your mouth. Here are 4 common culprits of tooth pain and when you should head to your emergency dentist.


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