Many people feel anxious, fearful and tense during dental appointments. Dental anxiety is not at all uncommon, and you may be avoiding your routine teeth cleanings because of it.
Sedation dentistry offers a way for you to relax and feel calm while you receive your dental care. At Adler Advanced Dentistry, we provide a natural, drug-free alternative to conventional sedation dentistry called NuCalm. To learn more, please call our friendly team at (303) 515-7335.
Alternative Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety
NuCalm alternative sedation dentistry induces a deeply relaxed state with 4 relaxation techniques:
- Chewable supplements that counteract adrenaline
- Stimulation to open your brain's receptors to relaxing GABA neurotransmitters
- Headphones playing relaxing music
- Light-blocking eye mask
The chewable supplements contain all-natural ingredients and do not interfere with other medications. The ingredients reduce the effects of adrenaline and cortisol, which are released during a fight-or-flight anxiety response.
Patches placed behind your ears emit a gentle microcurrent, which puts your brain into a restful state. According to the makers of NuCalm, this is the same brain state that is associated with meditation, relaxation and sleep. Gamma-Amino Butyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid that calms nervousness. When your brain is in a state of fight-or-flight anxiety, it blocks GABA so that it can remain in an alert state. The microcurrent encourages your brain to receive GABA so that you can feel calm.
The NuCalm headphones not only play soothing classical music, the music has proprietary neuroacoustic software the helps you relax by placing your brain waves in the Alpha state. In the Beta wave state, your brain is not relaxed and you experience an anxiety response.
In the daytime, our bodies and brains feel more awake for the simple fact of sunshine. The eye mask is an important part of the NuCalm system because it blocks out light and it's stimulating signals, letting your brain know it is okay to relax and drift off toward a sleep-like state.
Advantages of Sedation Dentistry with NuCalm
Experienced dentist Dr. Michael Adler chooses to offer NuCalm alternative dental sedation because he believes it's one of the simplest, most natural ways you can free yourself from dental anxiety. Advantages of NuCalm include:
- No side effects
- No recovery
- No sedative drugs
- All-natural relaxation
- Takes just minutes to work
NuCalm feels a lot like the moment you are drifting off to sleep. Your arms and legs should begin to relax, and your mind may begin to wander. Dr. Adler and our team want you to feel peaceful and calm during your dental appointments so that you can get the important dental care you need.
To find out if NuCalm alternative sedation dentistry may be right for your dental anxiety, please call Adler Advanced Dentistry at (303) 515-7335. We serve Boulder, Colorado and all of the surrounding areas.