Many people – nearly 50%, in fact – experience anxiety around visits to the dentist; far from being uncommon, dental anxiety is a very real issue that can be daunting enough to prevent people from getting the care they need.  But did you know that there is a fast, safe, and drug-free way to quell your dental anxiety?

In a recent news segment on Twin Cities Live, anchor Elizabeth Reis described her experience using Alpha-Stim® to alleviate her anxiety about getting a root canal. Her fear of the procedure was so intense that she started crying immediately upon hearing she would need to have the work done.

Fortunately, her dentist – Dr. Scott Shamblott of St. Paul, MN- trusts in Alpha-Stim to bring comfort and relief to his patients during and before procedures. Alpha-Stim is an FDA cleared medical device that uses a modality called cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) to restore balance to your brainwaves – thereby restoring your sense of calm and wellbeing. A tiny current of electricity is transmitted painlessly through electrodes that clip onto your earlobes.

The earclips are so small that you can use headphones or earbuds simultaneously, if you want a distraction from your procedure, and they won’t interfere with your dentist’s work. Alpha-Stim can be used as a standalone treatment for dental anxiety, but it also makes nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) more effective, allowing dentists to use less of it in their patients. This is beneficial for both patients and dentists because it reduces side effects and adverse reactions, and allows practitioners to “bridge the gap” of nitrous; sometimes, even the maximum dose does not bring adequate relief.

As Reis experienced firsthand, Alpha-Stim is effective within minutes, bringing an immediate sense of calm and relaxation. “I was almost napping,” she explained; “I totally didn’t think that was going to be the case. And it’s a long time that you’re sitting there for a root canal.”

Alpha-Stim has been proven time and again to bring fast, safe, and effective relief from all types of anxiety. Treatments are as brief as 20 minutes per day – but since there is no risk of overuse, you can use it for the entire duration of a dental appointment, as well as beforehand. Alpha-Stim is not a drug, so there is no risk of lasting side effects or interactions with other medications. When used as a standalone treatment instead of nitrous, you will not be impaired after your dentist appointment. And not only does Alpha-Stim help with dental anxiety, but it brings relief from dental pain, too.

Don’t live in fear of dental procedures for one more day. With Alpha-Stim, you can get the dental care you need without the stress and anxiety. You can live your best life and have your best smile, too.

Clarifications: Dr. Shamblott states that you must be a healthcare practitioner to get an Alpha-Stim. This is not the case; while you do need a prescription from a healthcare professional, one of the best parts of Alpha-Stim is that you can indeed have one of your own, and conduct treatments in the comfort of your home.

While Alpha-Stim can be used while wearing some types of earrings, those made with conductive metals should be removed prior to treatment.

Additionally, although Dr. Shamblott prefers not to use Alpha-Stim on patients under the age of 18, it is completely safe and effective for use on children and teens as well. Learn more at

About Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that has been proven time and again to effectively treat acute, post traumatic, and chronic pain, as well as anxiety, insomnia, and depression.  Alpha-Stim uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes, to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies. Unlike with medications, there is no risk of addiction or lasting side effects.

Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. Get started today!

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