Benefits of NuCalm
NuCalm is not your typical sedation dentistry approach to overcoming dental anxiety. Instead, it’s a drug-free approach that allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable at the dentist’s office. The benefits of the NuCalm approach include:
- Overcome problems like anxiety, strong gag reflex, or difficulty getting numb
- Always being awake–you’re never drugged out
- Experience relaxation in just five minutes
- Drive yourself to and from dental appointments–no lingering grogginess
- Return to work or play right after your dental appointment
- No risks or side effects associated with drugs
- Can be extended as long as necessary for treatment
In addition, many people using NuCalm find themselves energized after using NuCalm. They feel rested and creative. Many people sleep better for one or several nights after using NuCalm.
NuCalm feels like the moment just before sleep, when you get heavy but at the same time feel like you’re floating away from all your concerns. You won’t actually fall asleep, but you’ll stay at the edge of sleep, and time will pass rapidly. Many compare the experience of NuCalm to spending time in deep meditation.
With these benefits, it’s no wonder that 95% of patients said they benefitted from NuCalm, and 98% said they would recommend the treatment to a friend or family member.
How NuCalm in Columbus, OH Works
NuCalm works by de-escalating your body’s natural stress response. Having a stress response at the dentist is normal, natural, and, to some extent, healthy. After all, you are lying on your back while people shine bright lights at you, stand over you, and put sharp implements in your mouth.
So, if the stress response is natural, it’s best if our counter approach is also natural. To achieve a natural relaxation state, NuCalm includes four components:
The first is using either natural supplements or a skin cream containing amino acids your body uses to control your sleep process. These amino acids are sourced from food, so they’re not artificial chemicals or drugs. They just regulate stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol and help your brain relax.
Your body won’t normally respond to these amino acids if you’re stressed, but a gentle electric current, called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to help open your brain’s receptors so they will let you relax.
Headphones that feed your brain different frequencies in each ear. As your brain attempts to reconcile the two frequencies, its brainwaves naturally acquire the difference between the two frequencies. This brainwave frequency corresponds to the relaxed brain waves you achieve at the edge of sleep.
Dark glasses help block out light and other stimuli that can cause you stress. This helps your body achieve a more relaxed state.
It only takes a few minutes to go through these steps, and typically patients achieve a relaxed state within five minutes.
Want to learn whether you can enjoy this type of relaxation dentistry in Columbus, OH? Please call (614) 848-5001 for an appointment with Columbus, OH dentist Dr. Firouzian.