Everyone is scared of something. Some fears are rational, some are irrational. I’m scared of spiders. I don’t care if it’s a non-biting spider, I don’t want them crawling on me period. I used to be really scared of the dentist as a kid (of course he was nowhere near as nice as me) so I get how you feel. So what are your options? Well the newest way of treating dental fear is Nucalm www.nucalm.com
Nucalm was developed for treating post traumatic stress disorder in the US military. It’s a drug free way of putting you in a highly relaxed state. Essentially what happens is you take a couple of tablets which are like nutrient supplements. We put a couple of little pads behind your ears and hook you up to a very gentle TENS machine. The TENS helps the nutrients be absorbed into your brain. We then put some headphones on you which plays special music. The music (with the assistance of the nutrients and TENS) puts you in a meditative state. You know that really relaxed sensation you get as you are just drifting off to sleep? Well the music keeps you in that chilled out zone (technically called an Alpha brain wave state). You feel really relaxed and time seems to fly by.
So, if you’re feeling tense about visiting the dentist, ask to have a go at Nucalm. If you are super duper stressed and can hardly walk in the door we do have sedation available in-office (with a qualified sedationist), or if even that seems too hard we can organise for you to have a general anaesthesia to get your work done. There are lots of options available. Just talk to us and we’ll figure out what works best for you.