For many people, dental visits are anything but relaxing.
Dr. Kovtun wants his patients to experience the positive aspects of
routine and restorative dental care and is happy to offer a revolutionary new
way to promote natural relaxation during your visits!
NuCalm is not only effective at reducing the effects of
dental anxiety; it provides you and your family with an all-natural approach to
Do you hate the idea of needles or pills to help you relax in
the dental chair? NuCalm cream works in a completely different way! A quick
application of the proprietary NuCalm cream onto each carotid artery brings
about a wonderful sense of relaxation very quickly and with no side effects.
The physiology of anxiety
The sensations we experience when we are anxious are the
biological responses to a threat. Whether this threat is real or perceived, the
body gets prepared by the brain to "fight" or "flee." Our
natural fight or flight response occurs as the body is filled with adrenaline
and the mind loses its ability to rationalize away fear. Within anxiety are
behavioral, emotional, somatic, and cognitive components, all of which act
synergistically to cause worry, apprehension, and all-out fear. In the moments
during which anxiety is ongoing, one may experience headache, muscle tension,
irritability, stomach pain, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, heart
palpitations and more.
How anxiety affects dental care
Even mild anxiety can have a negative impact on dental care.
On an obvious level, fear of dentistry may lead one to avoid seeing the
dentist. In the absence of routine preventative care, dental problems may
develop and grow to a point that pain cannot be alleviated without restorative
care. When dental visits only occur when some type of urgent, painful situation
arises, the patient is robbed of the opportunity to gain better experiences in
the dental office. When dental care is given to an anxious patient who does not
receive assistance for relaxation, such as NuCalm, the muscles around the face
and jaw may be tense, compromising the efficiency of treatment.
How NuCalm helps
Dr. Kovtun is insistent that his patients feel
comfortable during their visits. NuCalm cream is a natural solution that works
transdermally to calm the anxious mind and relax tensed muscles simultaneously.
Applied to the neck, ingredients such as L-Theanine and Gamma-Aminobutyric acid
(GABA) reduce the responsive activity of excited neurons in the brain, leading
to improved emotional and physical comfort.
NuCalm is not the standard sedative. After treatment,
patients feel relaxed and refreshed, not groggy. Learn more about your options
for more pleasant dental care during your next visit to our friendly office.
The Effect of NuCalm on Heart Rate Variability