Friday, January 28, 2011

Treatments that Can Help Dental Phobia Patients

Source : Dentist dental anxiety is so common, dentists now receive training in dealing with nervous patients and a range of treatments has been developed to enable patients to face their fears. Once of the newest treatments on the market is NuCalm. This treatment mimics the natural relaxed state of the body and induces a state of calm, which is usually associated with the first stage of sleep. NuCalm uses various steps to gradually calm the patient; first, the patient must chew on GABA (a natural nutrient found in the brain) tablets, which help to block the action of adrenalin in the body. Following this, the patient has low frequency waves passed through patches attached to the side of the head; this alters the frequency of the waves in the brain to those associated with relaxation. The patient also wears headphones and dark glasses to block out light and noise. NuCalm is a non-invasive treatment, which has no harmful side-effects.
Sedation is also offered by many dental practices. This method helps to prevent patients from experiencing pain by temporarily suspending the activity of the central nervous system. Sedatives can be administered intravenously or inhaled via a mask. Inhaled sedatives are best for patients who have a fear of needles.
Healozone is another popular new treatment. This treatment uses ozone to treat tooth decay quickly and accurately. Healozone can help to reduce the risk of a patient needing extensive, potentially painful treatment in the future; the procedure is completely painless.
Many dentists also offer treatment using the wand, which is a replacement for the needle and not something out of Harry Potter. Many people have a phobia of needles and this can cause anxiety when they go the dentist. The wand is a device which controls the flow of anaesthetic, reducing the risk of painful injections. Numbing gel can also help to reduce pain and put patient’s minds at ease.
What occurs within the mouth does have a significant impact on the rest of the body. At Holistic Dental we care for your oral health as well as your overall well-being and aspire to create healthy, natural smiles for life. We look forward to caring for you.
Posted By : Melbourne Dentist

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