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From time to time, we encounter a patient who experiences fear or anxiety about their dental treatments. For those patients, a calm, relaxing environment is not always enough.

Imagine a relaxing, refreshing, and enjoyable dental experience…
Imagine leaving your next dental appointment feeling rejuvenated, balanced and actually happy you kept your appointment…
Imagine enjoying the experience so much you can’t wait to tell your friends and family and, even looking forward to going back to the dentist…

What Is NuCalm?

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At Absolute Dentistry, we are pleased to offer our patients NuCalm. NuCalm is a safe, proven system that quickly relaxes you without using narcotics or controlled substances. NuCalm naturally brings your body to the first stage of sleep. You will feel the same way you feel just as you are about to fall asleep. The amazing thing is, you feel this way for your entire appointment! NuCalm is an alternative to traditional sleep dentistry as it is about relaxing you versus sedating you for your appointment.

How NuCalm Works

NuCalm uses four components that work together to bring the body to a deep state of calm. It is administered as soon as you sit in the chair and takes about 3 minutes. You will feel the relaxation effects in 3-5 minutes.

  1. First, you chew dietary supplements that are designed to relax you by counteracting adrenaline. The proprietary formula is only available in the NuCalm system and includes structured, nutrient-sourced building blocks that rapidly create a natural relaxation response.
  2. Microcurrent stimulation patches are placed behind each ear. Research shows this helps facilitate the relaxation response.
  3. Noise-dampening headphones are used to deliver proprietary neuro-acoustic software, layered with soothing music, to bring your brainwave pace to the pre-sleep stage (8Hz -12Hz per second).
  4. Light-blocking eye masks are used to negate visual stimuli and help maintain the NuCalm relaxation state.

The combination of these four components provides you with a powerful and effective relaxation experience, especially during dental procedures. The more stressed or anxious you are, the more profound the NuCalm effect will be.

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What is NuCalm Like?

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Think about how you feel as you lay down to go to sleep. Your mind may race about the day’s events or something that is happening the next day. Slowly, you begin to relax – you can feel gravity pulling you deeper into your bed and pillow, you may have strange mental associations or daydreams, you may experience neuromuscular releases (body parts twitching) where you have built up lactic acid, and you will begin deep breathing. This experience is the Alpha stage of sleep. This is the exact stage you will be in throughout your NuCalm experience.

With NuCalm, you will be in the dental chair getting treatment, but you will be so relaxed that you will not be aware of or focused on the dentistry. You will actually feel like you are at a spa or a place of deep relaxation. Imagine that, deep relaxation in the dental chair.

NuCalm Effect

NuCalm will relax your mind and your body throughout the entire dental procedure. You will be conscious and able to respond to voice commands, but you will physically be unable to have an anxious response and will be unaware of time and space…you will feel like you are in deep meditation or about to go to sleep.

Your NuCalm appointment will provide a sense of balance and wellness for hours, and even days, after your appointment. The neuromuscular release will resolve any tension in your head, neck, and upper back which may also last for a couple of days. With NuCalm, you can be diligent about your oral health care and have the benefit of full body rejuvenation. It’s going to seem strange wanting to go to the dentist, but you will get used to it!