We Have a New Way to Relax at Our Austin Dental Practice
Seeing your dentist twice a year is a critical part of staying healthy. Unfortunately, too many people do not visit their oral health provider due to fear. Negative experiences during a previous exam may cause them to hesitate, risking the health of their smile.
If you struggle with feeling comfortable at the dentist, you can benefit from NuCalm®. Our dentist, Michael Nussbaum, DDS, uses this system to give everyone an anxiety-free opportunity to keep their smile healthy.
What Is NuCalm?
NuCalm is a system designed to put a patient’s mind in a deep state of calm without using prescription medications. In some cases, the effects of medical sedation can be achieved within two minutes, as opposed to the two hours it takes to let pills take effect.
There are a few different components involved in generating this relaxation. Dr. Nussbaum gives you a topical cream to apply before your appointment, which is filled with all-natural amino acids that counteract adrenaline. Noise-canceling headphones allow a patient the opportunity to drift away from their concerns. A dilator placed behind the ears gently stimulates you to make the topical cream more effective.
How Does NuCalm Help You?
NuCalm provides an enjoyable experience at the dentist without relying on prescribed drugs. Every patient is different, so nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation could be a more appropriate treatment in certain cases. However, in most situations, NuCalm is the treatment of choice.
Unfortunately, not many dentists in Austin use this system. Traditional sedation methods have their place in dentistry, but they are sometimes the only option for people who would not need them if NuCalm was available. For patients looking to cut down on the number of prescriptions, they must take, Dr. Nussbaum, is the only dentist we know of in our area who can help you relax in that manner.
Contact Us for Dental Sedation Alternatives
NuCalm is one of the best non-prescription methods of helping anxious patients relax while visiting a dentist. At the office of Michael Nussbaum, DDS, we use this system to help serve the dental needs of West Austin and Westlake. For more information about how we can help you overcome your dental phobias, call us and schedule an appointment today!