Shelby Township Sedation Dentists

Dental Sedation | Anxiety Free Dentistry

You do not have to be afraid of the dentist anymore!

If you or someone you care about has avoided dental treatment due to a fear of going to the dentist — Shelby Township dentist Frank P. Ruffino DDS can help.

Do you experience pain when eating or talking, have trouble with gagging, getting numb? Would you like to regain confidence in your smile but you are overwhelmed by thoughts of repeated visits to the dentist? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our dental team has an easy solution — dental sedation.

Whether it's a broken tooth that needs to be fixed, yellow teeth that need to be whitened, a missing tooth that need to be replaced or pain that needs to be eliminated — Dr. Ruffino's dental sedation techniques can help you to regain your health and have the fabulous smile you always wanted.

Visit our office to experience our relaxed, easy sedation procedures that will eliminate your anxiety about going to see a dentist. You will not feel anything as your Shelby Township dentist performs the procedure. Plus, sedation medications have an amnesic effect — meaning you will have very little, if any memory of the sights, smells or sounds of your visit.

When your treatment is complete you may be a bit wobbly, so someone should take you home and stay with you until you're recovered. You'll be amazed at how much can be accomplished in such a seemingly short period of time, while you were totally relaxed and completely comfortable. And best of all, the very next day you will feel fantastic.

Our caring staff will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and make convenient financial arrangements.


  • Step 1—Making Your First Appointment
    This is difficult for many anxious people, so we try to make this as easy as possible.
  • Step 2—Welcoming Visit
    We gather information regarding your health and discuss with you your wants and desires. If you're comfortable, we'll take x-rays and look in your mouth. But you will never be judged or embarrassed.
  • Step 3—Preparing For Your Sedation Visit
    We'll give you a prescription for a sedative to take the night before your first appointment to guarantee a good night's sleep and to make sure you wake up relaxed.
  • Step 4—Arriving For Treatment
    Your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation. Your experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.
  • Step 5—Going Home With Your New Smile
    Your companion will take you home and stay with you until you're completely recovered from your sedation medication.
  • Step 6—The Next Day
    Most patients feel no discomfort or residual effects from their visit and you'll be thrilled with all the compliments you will get.

To learn more about Shelby Township sedation dentist, Frank Ruffino DDS, any of our Shelby Township dental services or to make an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 586.799.4240.


Frank P. Ruffino DDS
51333 Mound Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316

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