Dentistry

The use of hypnosis in Dentistry has a long history with the first reported case in 1837 for a tooth extraction. Hypnosis is successfully used for anti-anxiety effects, to increase patient overall comfort, decrease resistance to future treatments, and stimulate more rapid recovery. Many individuals have anxiety about dental procedures. Some individuals’ phobias are so serious that pathology is allowed to develop before seeking help. While some anxiety is normal with most dental procedures, higher levels interfere significantly with treatment. When phobias are more severe, ordinary relaxation procedures are partially and/or inadequately effective, which can contribute to complications. Extractions, root canal procedures, deep filling, and periodontal work can all be made more pleasant and less time-consuming with the use of hypnosis. Hypnosis accelerates healing and recovery through less negative anticipation, less swelling, and less pain. In the case of hemophiliacs, the use of hypnosis is often used to control bleeding. Hypnosis is also very helpful with children. Enabling them to develop a healthy association with dentistry while still young develops a healthy association of dentistry into adulthood.