Patients that are nervous or afraid to go to the dentist are not alone! At Dental Designs, we treat nervous patients every day. Though the causes may vary, dental nervousness is always a barrier to good dental health. That’s why we work hard to make every visit to our office as gentle and relaxing as possible. If you need a little help to feel safe and comfortable in the treatment chair, just let us know, and we’ll provide you with the options listed below.
NuCalm™ is a new, state-of-the-art, and drug-free alternative for relaxation during dental procedures. This exciting option dramatically changes the dental experience for most people. The NuCalm™ system puts your mind and body at rest. It is administered at the beginning of your appointment, and within minutes you will experience deep relaxation. When your dental treatment is complete, you will not have any residual impairment or side effects. This option will leave you feeling refreshed, amiable, and able to resume your normal daily activities immediately.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is very effective for patients with minor dental anxiety. It is easily administered and has been used in dentistry for over 100 years. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small nasal mask, and you will quickly feel the relaxing effects putting you at ease for your dental treatment. When your treatment is finished, nitrous oxide wears off very quickly, so you can leave our office and go right back to your daily activities.
Oral Conscious Sedation
We also offer oral conscious sedation for our patients. Being one of the first dental offices in the state to offer oral conscious sedation, we have extensive experience helping people to relieve their dental anxiety. With oral conscious sedation, you will be given one or two pills to help you relax, and in most cases, you can have all your dental treatments preformed in as little as one or two appointments. Most people have little to no memory of their dental visit afterward. With oral conscious sedation, we recommend that you have someone drive you to the office and back home afterward.