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Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Anxiety-Free Dentistry

  • You are respected here. We are committed to developing a non-judgmental, personal relationship with you, where you can communicate openly. We respect your challenges and are here to serve you, because our commitment is for your well-being.

  • Relaxing environment and Relaxation Menu includes: noise reduction headphones, music choices, blankets, neck pillows, Paraffin hand softening, lavender towels, homemade lip balm, sunglasses, and eye pillows that can help you feel more comfortable.

  • NuCalm is a system designed for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). NuCalm naturally creates a 'relaxation response' for patients by using biochemistry, physics, and neuropsychology to rapidly and reliably relax the brain and parasympathetic nervous system. It takes about 3 minutes to administer the NuCalm components.
    • 1st—a topical cream made of magnesium, GABA, and Lactium is rubbed on your neck, which counteracts the effects of adrenaline.
    • 2nd—patches are placed behind each ear for a micro-current stimulation facilitating the relaxation response.
    • 3rd—noise-dampening headphones are used to deliver music assisting your brain to pre-sleep stages.
    • 4th—light-decreasing sunglasses or eye masks are used to reduce visual stimuli. We recommend this option for mild to high levels of anxiety.
  • Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) provides you a calm, relaxed feeling while in the dental chair. It is reversed quickly with oxygen, so that most people can drive and resume normal activities after their appointment. We recommend this to take the edge off mild to moderate anxiety.
  • Oral Sedation Dentistry (Take a pill and relax.) The night before your appointment you will take a pill to assist you in getting a better night's sleep. An hour before your appointment, you will take another pill. A companion will bring you to the office. We will make certain that you are relaxed and comfortable. We will monitor you closely while you are sedated, then your companion will take you home. We recommend prescription anti-anxiety medications for patients with mild to moderate anxiety.
  • Sedation Dentistry (IV sedation by a nurse anesthetist.) provides you a deeper level of relaxation or sleep and most people remember very little about their appointment. Your level of sedation and blood pressure are controlled more effectively with IV medications. Sedation dentistry works well for patients with moderate to severe anxiety.



The office is so calming and welcoming. Dr. Gilmore and the team go the extra step for a clean and safe environment. She recently had a Phantom Air Purifier installed in each room that cleans the air every 83 seconds.... Wow! It was a great way to start my day. I highly recommend this dentist office.
D. Melamed

To walk into Dr. Gilmores office has the feeling for me of being anticipated and met. She, herself, greeted me months ago as I entered with a sagging front tooth. She gave generously of her own time to see a situation through. Skill at hearing and learning from patient concerns show me how deeply she ‘values’ her clientele. Upon every visit, she built on what had happen previously. Another skill is experienced as she ‘fit’ my work in where there was no space on the books for it.....but also with such grace. I have absolutely loved seeing the number of assistants come, grow and become settled in their particular gift toward making an office complete in it’s offering. The spaces are indeed therapeutic.....visually, audibly, and energetically.... In these ways as a patient I have felt ‘held’ and honored. Really....need I say more? ! Thankfully and Gratefully,
D. Hamann

Dr Gilmore and her staff are amazing! All were so welcoming and friendly. I am recommending them to anyone I talk to with Dental needs.
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