Patients of all ages can experience dental anxiety. When visiting the dentist is avoided because of these fears, it may be time to work with a dentist who offers sedation options. Dr. Michael Westman and his team in Racine, WI are committed to providing solutions that can help patients get their appointments completed without feeling nervous. The two sedation methods available to choose from include oral conscious sedation and NuCalm.
- Oral conscious sedation – patients with mild to moderate dental anxieties may benefit from our oral conscious sedation method. Dr. Michael Westman prescribes patients a sedative that patients pick up prior to their appointment at the local pharmacy. The medication is to be taken orally approximately one hour before patients are transported to the dental office for their appointment. Patients arrive relaxed, coherent, and calm to have their procedures performed. Patients need to arrange transportation with this form of sedation as they should not operate a motor vehicle while under oral conscious sedation.
- NuCalm – another option we have for patients is our medication-free NuCalm. Using a variety of ways to calm the five senses, NuCalm allows patients to relax in the treatment chair while their dental work is completed. Patients enjoy calming music with noise-blocking headphones and wear an eye mask. A supplement can be taken to add to the feeling of calm and serenity. Patients who use NuCalm do not need to arrange transportation to and from their visit as no medication is used.
Which One Is Right For Me?
The best way to decide which sedation method is most appropriate for your needs is to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Westman to discuss these two solutions. Most patients will be able to find a sedative that meets their needs and helps them obtain the dental work they need to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile—without dealing with dental anxieties.
Ask About Sedation Dentistry For Your Next Visit
If you deal with dental anxiety, don’t be afraid to speak up to your dentist about your fears so Dr. Michael Westman can offer solutions that fit your needs. Call our Racine, WI office today at (262) 639-7000 to request an appointment and learn more about sedation methods including oral conscious sedation and NuCalm.