Aromatherapy, also called essential oils therapy, is the use of aroma-producing oils from plants to treat disease. Oils are taken from a plant’s flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots. Research shows that aromatherapy can enhance immune response, and in small doses, can alter brainwaves to induce relaxation. The nerves in the nose send impulses to the parts of the brain that controls memory and emotion. Dr. Steven Ross uses aromatherapy in Salinas, California, to produce a calming effect. Some theories suggest that the fragrances of certain oils can even stimulate the body to make pain-fighting substances. The responses aromatherapy causes are beneficial in creating a relaxed and anxiety-free experience while receiving dental care.

If you ever get nervous or anxious during dental procedures, aromatherapy may be for you. This is a shot free way to relax you during your visit. The oils are mixed with oil, alcohol, or lotion and then put on the skin, sprayed in the air, or inhaled. Please let a team member know if you are interested in using our complimentary aromatherapy services during your visit.

We welcome you to contact Ross Family Dental today to learn more about aromatherapy and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.