Dental Fears

Dentistry is a rich field for the use of hypnosis – and not only for the control of pain. The alleviation of fear and anxiety is as much an aid to the client as any anaesthetic procedure. Also, excessive salivation and bleeding can be controlled hypnotically and the gagging reflex can be subdued. Your ability to tolerate dental appliances can be increased and healing can be facilitated.

Fear of the dentist and dental treatment is extremely common, and studies have noted that anywhere from 46 per cent to 75 per cent of the general population suffers from dental anxiety, while 6-14 per cent never visit the dentist because of fear. Among those who do not visit dentists regularly, 90 per cent report that the reason is dental fear.

Rest assured that if you are nervous about going to the dentist you are normal. Issues may include the fear of losing control, a negative past experience, fear of choking, in fact the list goes on.

Fear of the Dentist
  • Help you relax, reducing anxiery and fear
  • Preparation for local or general anesthesia
  • Production of analgesia and amnesia
  • Control of fainting, bleeding and salivation
  • Induction of muscular rigidity of the jaw & neck
    • Extension of the period of analgesia
    • Toleration of impression taking without gagging or sickness
    • Improve the effort needed to learn to wear prosthetic or orthodontic appliances

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