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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.



Dr. Gilmore and staff are very professional. I had a crown today and was very comfortable with the procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Gilmore.

What can I say, I agree with all the other reviews. I enjoyed everything about my experience here, from the moment I contacted the office via phone to the time I left. The relaxation services are a really nice touch and the office is calming. The Dr. is really knowledgeable and thorough, while her staff is great as well.

She is very nice and helps with your problems and concerns. she does an excellent job at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

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