Dental anxiety is a very real and very common problem for many patients. That fear may come from several different things. Past negative experiences may make you nervous about coming in. The sounds, smells or sensations of a dental office might trigger anxiety. You may also feel uncomfortable in the dental chair, or you may even be concerned about pain.
At Pleasant Avenue Dentistry, we want to make sure that you have a positive experience at our office, and whenever possible, we use sedation methods that do not involve drugs or chemicals.
We provide the Alpha-Stim™ Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in Park Rapids, Minnesota, to dramatically reduce the symptoms of dental anxiety. This process uses gentle waves transmitted through clips placed on your earlobes that safely relieve dental anxiety and allow you to relax. While it may take up to twenty minutes for the system to take effect, most of our patients begin to relax almost immediately. Along with relieving anxiety, the Alpha-Stim system has also been used to treat insomnia, depression and pain. Our dentists and team have found this to be a much more effective and safer approach to patient comfort than traditional methods of dental sedation.
If you would like your appointment with Dr. Jay Jorgenson or Dr. Elise Soulliere to include Alpha-Stim, contact our team today at 218-237-7200.