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Fayetteville Sedation Dentist

Enjoy Stress-Free Dental Appointments

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Dr. Ruff’s patients visit her practice because they can get high quality dental care while also enjoying a variety of spa-like amenities. We offer these amenities to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your visit. Sometimes, however, we have especially nervous patients who may need something stronger, and that’s why we offer sedation dentistry.

Why Choose Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Sedation available for any procedure
  • Designed to eliminate anxious thoughts & stop physical discomfort
  • Kind, friendly, & highly-experience team

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Overall great experience. I am so excited I finally found the perfect dentist for me. The staff is delightful and cheerful. And my dentist is awesome. They are all so happy and down to earth. I loved how comfortable they made me feel. I had a bad experience with my last dentist. And I was a bit nervous trying to find a new dentist. One where the staff and dentists were friendly, helpful and patient. I can honestly say that this dental office deserves all 5 stars and then some. I was blown away today. And I'm proud to say that they are now my number 1 dental facility of choice. I'm feel so happy and excited and I hope you all make the same decision. They are all so genuine and amazing! ”

Melissa D. Apr. 6, 2017

“Dr. Ruff and her staff are amazing. I have such high anxiety when it comes to needles. Everyone is so understanding and kind. I have complete trust when I am in their care. Nothing but good things to say and the best treatment anyone could want. Thank you all for being so wonderful to me! ”

Debbie B. Feb. 21, 2018
“I have been going to this practice for all of my dental needs for 15 years. The staff is professional and kind. They address special needs such as sensitive gag reflexes and people with fear or anxiety related to dental care. I could go somewhere closer to home but I choose to drive out of my way to go to this office. They are wonderful!” Jeanne L.Aug. 3, 2016
“Very pleasant atmosphere. Friendly and caring staff. Especially Dr. Angie Ruff. Thank you for making this a comfortable and fearless environment. I would recommend your office to the highest. My caregiver took very good care of me. Look forward to seeing you on my next visit.” Mary W.April. 6, 2017
“I've never met a more qualified or compassionate staff! “ Emily R.March 30, 2017
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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a safe and completely effective way to help anxious patients feel relaxed. With sedation, you drift into a deeply relaxed state while Dr. Ruff completes your dental treatment. We insure your safety by utilizing a state of the art pulse oximeter and a blood pressure monitoring system and amplified pretracheal sedation stethoscope throughout the sedated appointment. After your appointment, you will have little memory of the treatment. Sedation may be necessary for people who are especially nervous, have a strong gag reflex, experience difficulty getting numb, or need to undergo extensive or complex dental procedures. When you request sedation, Dr. Ruff may recommend one of the following options:

Nitrous Oxide

You may already know nitrous oxide as laughing gas. With this option, you simply breathe a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide through a small inhaler. Many patients like to use nitrous oxide since it keeps them calm during their appointment and leaves their system a few minutes after they stop breathing it. One great advantage of this form of sedation is that it is not necessary to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Oral Sedation

If a deeper level of sedation is needed, Dr. Ruff may recommend oral sedation. Before your appointment, Dr. Ruff will have you take a series of sedative pills. During your treatment, you will be awake and relaxed but consciously sedated while Dr. Ruff is treating you. Once your appointment is over, you will need someone you trust to escort you home since you will still be under the effects of the sedation.

When you elect to receive sedation for a particular treatment, a member of Dr. Ruff’s administrative team will schedule an initial consultation with you to inquire about your health and carefully listen to any of your concerns. If you want to know how sedation can help you, contact Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry at (910) 672-6814 for more information.

IV Sedation

Think it’s impossible to relax at the dentist’s office? Reliable intravenous (IV) sedation techniques let you rest comfortably while receiving the dental care you need and want. If fear of the dentist keeps you from necessary treatment, ask us about IV sedation to ease you through any procedure.

IV sedation can alleviate severe anxiety and phobias to make any dental procedure pleasant. In addition, patients with sensitive gag reflexes or those with TMJ or other neuromuscular disorders that make it hard to keep their mouths open for long periods of time often benefit from IV sedation. We will consult with you to determine your anxiety level and decide whether IV sedation is safe for you based on medical history and present health conditions.

The sedative dosage we administer correlates to the intensity of your anxiety or discomfort. IV sedation allows us unprecedented control over relaxation levels, so we can tailor the sedation to your specific needs. Depending on the amount of sedative you receive, you will feel extremely relaxed and drowsy. Patients remain conscious and can respond to questions but do not experience extreme nervousness or discomfort, remembering little about the appointment afterward.

As with any procedure we perform, your physical safety remains one of our top concerns. To prepare for an appointment in which you will receive IV sedation, do not eat or drink anything for eight hours prior to your procedure except for prescription medications, unless advised otherwise. While you are under sedation, we closely monitor blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. You must arrange to have a responsible adult drive you home from your appointment and remain with you until drowsiness wears off. You should be able to resume normal activities the day after the appointment.

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