Many people with dental anxiety use sedation dentistry to help them get the oral healthcare they need. Although sedation dentistry is safe overall, there are some people for whom sedation dentistry is not recommended.

But there’s good news: people who can’t get sedation dentistry can still avoid dental anxiety with NuCalm.

Woman patient at the dentist waiting to be checked up

Common Reasons People Can’t Use Sedation

Most people are candidates for sedation dentistry. But there are a few reasons why people can’t use it to overcome their anxiety at the dentist, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • People with glaucoma and myasthenia gravis
  • Those with allergies to medication
  • Impaired kidney or liver function, heart disease, or impaired respiration
  • Those taking medications that can interact with sedation

For these people, sedation can pose potentially serious risks. However, because it is so very safe and flexible, NuCalm remains an option for almost all of these people.

Drug-Free Approach

One of the reasons why NuCalm is a great alternative to sedation dentistry is that it’s a drug-free approach to relaxation.

Because there are no drugs involved, there are no potential medication interactions. There is some small potential for concern about the use of GABA, but it’s never been shown to have a serious interaction with any kind of drug.

And none of the other components has the potential for negative interactions with prescription medications you might be taking. Nor are they likely to interact with any herbal supplements or foods to cause problems.

More Components Mean More Flexibility

Another benefit of NuCalm is that it is made up of multiple components. That gives the system more flexibility than sedation, which is just one medication.

If there is any possibility of a risk from any component of NuCalm, you can just not use that component. Because NuCalm has four different components that have different mechanisms of action, it means that you’ll likely still get great results from the system.

Talk to Your Doctor, Then Contact a NuCalm Dentist

It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before trying something new, especially if you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for sedation.. It’s likely your doctor will give you an all-clear to try NuCalm. Then contact a local NuCalm dentist to set up an appointment.