Dental phobia often develops from a traumatic visit to the dentist as a child. Fortunately, technological advances have made it possible to receive professional dental care while feeling comfortable and relaxed. Calgary dentist Dr. Gordon Chee and his team now offer Mind Alive technology to help anxious patients get the care they need while inducing a tranquil state of mind without drugs.
Fear of the dentist can lead to serious long-term health complications. To find out more about how Mind Alive technology can help reduce anxiety during your next visit, please call Aesthetic Dental Studio today at 403-543-4600. Dr. Chee is proud to serve patients in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
What Is Mind Alive?
Mind Alive helps encourage relaxation and reduce stress by guiding brain waves into calming patterns. The device accomplishes this using visual and audio stimulation in the form of light flashes and pulsing sound tones. This process of altering consciousness to produce a state of tranquility is called audio-visual entrainment (AVE).
© Mind Alive Inc.
During your appointment, you will wear a pair of headphones and eyesets. Dr. Chee can adjust the volume and frequency of the soothing audio pulses broadcast by the headphones as needed. The eyesets, meanwhile, fit your head like a pair of eyeglasses and display fluctuating light patterns.
The lights and sounds guide your brain into a state of relaxation similar to one achieved during meditation. By undergoing Mind Alive treatment during your dental procedure, you can stay calm while remaining conscious, allowing you to be present during the appointment without experiencing the fear you might normally associate with the dentist’s chair.
What Are the Benefits of Mind Alive?
One of the biggest risks for patients with a fear of seeing the dentist is a significant decline in oral health. If you have a dental phobia that makes it difficult to cope with the thought of even making an appointment for a routine cleaning, you could develop a number of common dental problems that could get worse over time, including:
- Tooth ache, which could be indicative of chipped teeth, cavities, or, in extreme cases, an abscess
- Gum disease
- Misalignment of the jaw, which could lead to crooked teeth, discomfort in the face, headaches, and symptoms of TMJ disorder (a malfunctioning of the joint connecting the lower jaw to the rest of face)
Using Mind Alive, Dr. Chee and his team can help you cope with fear of the dentist by guiding your brain waves into a positive place without the use of oral sedatives or needle-based anesthetic.
If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental appointment and you’d like to learn more about how our Calgary dentist can help you relax, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio using our online form or call 403-543-4600 to schedule your initial appointment.