At Kuzma Advanced Dentistry, we are proud to offer the latest in technology to help our patients have a pleasant experience at the dentist. That’s why we are happy to introduce NuCalm, an innovative approach to helping you relax at the dentist. Whether you would consider yourself an anxious dental patient or not, NuCalm can help you feel genuinely relaxed and comfortable while sitting in the dental chair, making for a more pleasant dental experience.
If you want a reason to look forward to your dental appointments for the rest and peace they provide, you’ll want to try NuCalm. To schedule your NuCalm appointment in Wilmington, NC, please call relaxation dentist Michael J. Kuzma at (910) 392-6060 today.
Benefits of NuCalm
NuCalm is an exciting new approach to relaxation at the dentist’s office. NuCalm doesn’t use drugs to help reduce your anxiety, it uses neuroscience to control your body’s stress response. As a result you can enjoy benefits such as:
- Relax in the dental chair
- Disarm the body’s stress response in under five minutes
- Remain relaxed throughout your dental appointment
- Achieve a meditation-like or pre-sleep state
About 95% of people using NuCalm find it successfully disarms their stress response. As a result, it can also achieve many of the same benefits as sedation dentistry, such as:
- Overcoming dental anxiety
- Reduce a strong gag reflex
- Get numb more quickly
- Avoid stiffness in jaw, neck, back, or legs
If you have strong anxiety, we might still recommend sedation dentistry, but if you have mild anxiety or are just looking for a more enjoyable dental experience, NuCalm is perfect. Whether you’re looking for help with general dentistry appointments like cleanings and checkups or want to get cosmetic dentistry, NuCalm is perfect.
And many people experience a number of additional benefits of NuCalm, such as:
- More energy
- Better creativity
- Improved focus
- Shorter time to fall asleep at night
- Better sleep overall
These benefits aren’t guaranteed for everyone, but for many people the experience is so positive they seek out NuCalm for its own sake. In fact, motivational speaker Tony Robbins has several NuCalm systems and he has made it part of his daily routine to help ensure he has the energy to meet his demanding schedule.
Dental Anxiety Is Normal
Many people think that dental anxiety is something to be ashamed of. They don’t want to talk about it and just try to cope with it to the extent that they can. They think that, as long as they can keep making their dental appointments, anxiety is nothing to worry about.
The truth is that about three-quarters of all patients experience some level of dental anxiety. When you have a person shine a bright light in your eyes, get very close to you and stick foreign objects in your mouth, it’s normal for your body to respond by raising your anxiety level.
While we admire the determination of the average dental patient to overcome anxiety, we want every patient to have a positive experience in our office, and that’s why we encourage people with all levels of anxiety or discomfort during a dental appointment to try NuCalm.
How NuCalm Works
NuCalm is the first technology patented for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.” The autonomic nervous system is the one that controls your stress response as well as many other involuntary body functions. Essentially, NuCalm allows us to control that involuntary nervous system, defusing the stress response so that you can relax while at the dentist.
NuCalm uses four simple tools to accomplish this:
- Natural sleep hormones
- A gentle electric stimulus (cranial electrotherapy stimulation, CES)
- Neuroacoustic software
- Light-blocking eye mask
These four techniques take less than two minutes to apply, and for most people take effect in under five minutes.
Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an important hormone for regulating sleep. With NuCalm, GABA is delivered either by tablet or by skin cream to help your body achieve a relaxed state.
However, your body is normally not receptive to GABA in stressful situations. To help the GABA take effect, we use CES, which gently opens the brain’s GABA receptors. CES has been FDA-cleared to treat both anxiety and insomnia.
Neuroacoustic software helps you achieve a truly restful state by regulating your brainwave activity. In this technique, you listen to music that has special frequencies embedded in it. One frequency plays in the right ear, and a different one in the left. As your brain tries to reconcile the two frequencies, its brainwave frequency matches the difference between them. This brainwave frequency is called the alpha wave state, equivalent to when you’re at the edge of sleep.
The eye mask helps keep out light, which stimulates your body into awareness. This helps NuCalm maintain your body in its restful state, similar to deep meditation or drifting at the edge of sleep, though you won’t fall asleep.