Advantages of Sedation Dentistry
There are several advantages to sedation dentistry and options available for relieving dental anxiety. It is important to understand that driving is not recommended when sedatives are used. It is important to have a family member or friend drive you to and from your visit to ensure your safety.
There are several benefits to sedation dentistry, such as:
- Alleviating anxiety
- More work can be done during each visit
- No needles
- No pain
- Few side effects
- Procedures may take less time
The most commonly used sedatives include nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Dr. Kinsey will analyze your medical history, including current medications, to determine the best option for sedation dentistry in St. Augustine. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is delivered through the nose throughout the procedure. This method elevates the mood and creates a sense of well-being while reducing pain and anxiety. This method has been safely used for many years.
The NuCalm System
NuCalm is a proprietary clinical system that calms the brain by bringing the brain wave function down to the alpha range, which is the initial stage of sleep. The system creates deep relaxation without narcotics and requires no recuperative time or supervision. Alpha brain waves are associated with relaxation and meditation. The system uses the synergistic benefits of four sensory appliances, including proprietary dietary supplements, FDA cleared Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), a light blocking eye mask, and proprietary neurocoustic binaural beat software.