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Sedation Dentistry vs. NuCalm

Some people worry about seeing the dentist so much that they put off regular appointments, or feel a rush of anxiety when they arrive at the office. You may even be one of those anxiety-ridden people! But, you shouldn’t ignore what’s going on in your mouth, even if you are a little nervous about the dentist. Fear can take over and impact your mind, making you feel like things are worse than they really are. Much like flying, but you wouldn’t let a little anxiety keep you from exploring the world, would you?

And you don’t need us to tell you that ignoring your dental health can negatively impact other aspects of your health. So, sedation dentistry can help you keep in great health while helping control anxiety. But, have you heard of NuCalm and how it is different from the average sedation dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry and NuCalm can help patients relax and can be great for patients who:

  • Require a large amount of dental work
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Have trouble sitting still during a visit
  • Have sensitive teeth
  • Have a low pain tolerance

But, how is NuCalm different?

Sedation dentistry often refers to the use of anti-anxiety medication or laughing gas, but NuCalm offers a more holistic approach.

How does it work?

NuCalm helps you reach a state of deep relaxation through four simple steps. NuCalm is administered by our dental team at the beginning of your appointment and takes just a few minutes to apply. While listening to soothing music, NuCalm helps you relax comfortably during your appointment.

  • Step 1 – All-natural dietary supplements containing a proprietary formulation of amino acids go on as cream.
  • Step 2 – Then, an FDA-cleared micro-current stimulation is started. Research shows this helps facilitate the relaxation response.
  • Step 3 – Soothing music is presented through headphones. This is no ordinary music, though. Layered in the music is proprietary neuroacoustic software designed to guide you into deep relaxation.
  • Step 4 – You will wear a light-blocking eye mask or glasses to block visual stimulation and help you maintain a state of relaxation.

NuCalm could be a great option for you if you experience anxiety before or during your dentist appointments. Give us a call today at (701) 839-129 to learn more about how we can help you overcome anxiety about the dentist with NuCalm.

Dental Anxiety with NuCalm Minot, ND

Dealing with Dental Phobia as an Adult

Dental phobia goes beyond normal anxiety. It can make people feel terrified and panic-stricken although they know their fear is irrational. Someone with the dental phobia will demonstrate avoidance behavior by doing everything in their power to avoid the dentist’s chair. In fact, they will only do so if compelled by extreme dental pain.

The cause of dental phobia

  • Fear of injections. Many individuals can’t handle the idea of being stuck by a needle, especially when it is being put in their mouth. Beyond that, there is the fear of anesthesia not taking full effect.
  • Fear of pain. It is very common for people to have this fear. It typically originates from a bad dental experience they had earlier in life where they felt pain.
  • Fear of feeling helpless. Sitting in a dental chair can create a certain amount of helplessness because you can’t see what’s going on.
  • Fear of embarrassment. Some people have difficulty with the proximity the dentist or hygienist has to their face. In other cases, they may feel embarrassed by their teeth.

How to deal with dental phobia

The trick to dealing with the dental phobia is to talk about it with your dentist. In extreme cases, therapy may be needed, but typically a conversation with your dentist will ease many of your fears. If your dentist knows about your dental phobia, they will be able to know how to best approach your dental visits to make you feel at ease. If your dentist doesn’t take your dental phobia seriously, find another dentist.

As you talk with your dentist about your fears, you will find that a lot of tension is dismissed. Have your dentist review what will happen during your dental visit and talk with you during the procedure itself. This will enable you to mentally prepare for the visit.

Schedule a consultation

Talk to our team at Broadway Family Dentistry about your dental anxieties and concerns. We understand that dental phobia is a very real thing and are here to help you. You can contact us at 701-839-1299. We look forward to assisting you.