Sedation Dentistry at Belle Meade Smile Center
Enjoy Spa-Like Dentistry
If going to the dentist gives you anxiety, you’re not alone. Visiting the dentist tends to stress out many people all around Nashville, but your friends at Belle Meade Smile Center are here to help!
What Is NuCalm?
NuCalm is the first effective relaxation dentistry technique capable of producing a consistent relaxation effect without drugs, impairment, or intoxication of any kind.
NuCalm’s patented neuroscience technology has been used by more than 1.1 million dental patients across five continents, with zero reported adverse events and an exceptional record of improving patient experience.
NuCalm mimics your body’s process for winding down and preparing for sleep, neutralizing the stress response in the center of the brain and guiding you to a state of deep relaxation without pills, gasses, or needles of any kind.
We’ll use headphones to play music that contains binaural beats (rhythmic signals that differ from ear to ear) which helps change your brainwaves from the rapid speeds of an anxious brain to the slower speeds at the edge of sleep.
Like a true spa experience, you will more relaxed after NuCalm than you were when you came in. You will have had a soothing experience, perhaps even a meditative one. Your mood has improved and you feel energized, often for days afterward. You’ll sleep better that night.
NuCalm can do that for you.
What are the effects of NuCalm treatment?
These are just a few of the subjective effects that patients in our Nashville office have reported after using NuCalm:
- Deeply relaxed within minutes
- Unaware of time and space, fully distracted from the procedure
- Physically incapable of experiencing anxious behaviors
- Responsive and cooperative with no cognitive impairment
- Refreshed and alert post-treatment with no recovery time
- Able to drive and return to normal activities immediately
95% of patients would use NuCalm again, and 98% would recommend NuCalm to family and friends.
Oral and IV Sedation
Of course, we also offer oral or IV sedation to our Nashville patients. We’ll discuss your sedation options with you before your treatment, and put your comfort and needs above all else.
You’ll receive your sedation from a licensed doctor or anesthesiologist, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best care possible with the lowest risk to yourself.
Oral sedation is a common sedation method that uses oral medication to help you remain calm throughout your procedure.
Depending on the type of medication and how much you take, you’ll feel a sense of calm, drowsiness, minor amnesia, and tingling sensations.
While these sedatives can help you feel calmer and sometimes drowsy during dental treatment, you’ll still be conscious and able to communicate with our staff at Belle Meade Smile Center.
You will need someone to drive you home, as you may still be drowsy after your appointment.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered directly into your arm or hand. It’s often referred to as “conscious sedation” instead of general anesthesia. With IV sedation, patients breathe on their own while their vitals are monitored, and are still responsive to their dentist’s prompts.
During IV sedation, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) administers and monitors intravenous anesthesia throughout your procedure. This lets our dental team focus on your treatment while you feel deeply relaxed and comfortable. IV sedation with a CRNA is more predictable than oral sedation.
After your appointment, you’ll need someone to drive you home. They may need to keep an eye on you, because some effects of the medication can linger for the rest of the day.
We Can Help You Overcome Dental Anxiety
At Belle Meade Smile Center, we want all of our patients to have a relaxing, comfortable, and stress-free experience.
When you visit our Nashville office, we will meet with you to discuss what treatments you need and create a plan for how to keep your mouth healthy while easing any fears that you have about dentistry in general.
You’ll stay informed about the entire process in a friendly and compassionate manner so that you can make the best decisions for your health without experiencing any anxiety.
Schedule an appointment with our Nashville office to experience the benefits of NuCalm first-hand!