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Hypnosis In Dentistry

Dental HypnosisHypnosis is a great way to get relaxed and suppress all worries and fears. But what do you say about dental hypnosis? Is this legal and allowed to use hypnosis in dentistry? Is it legal for dental specialists to put their clients in a trance state? And also, can dental hypnosis be linked to certain types of traumas or unwanted health conditions?

Dental hypnosis is an absolutely legal thing which lately is becoming more and more common. According to the statistics, many dental care specialists in the UK use dental hypnosis to about every one of four patients of theirs. As it was reported previously, dental hypnosis is considered a great and effective way to overcome dental phobias, including needle phobia, phobia of feeling too much pain, etc. Also, it is a great tool to alleviate anxiety and other symptoms of stresses connected with dental visits. Stressful reactions are extremely common and well familiar to everyone of us without exception. But, in addition, dental hypnosis can also assist in relieving stress of dental personnel, which also takes place quite commonly.

Besides, hypnosis in dentistry is recommended as a great way to improve patient’s satisfaction with the services. It is a great technique to improve patient’s feelings and wellbeing during any sort of dental procedure, and it is another great way to attract more and more clients to today’s dental clinics. In particular, experts are convinced that those dental care specialists who use dental hypnosis can receive much more dental patients for regular check-up and cleaning procedures. Finally, dental hypnosis can be of a great help to comfort those patients who have serious dental problems, or those who suffer from certain allergies or have other certain limitations for using one or another type of medicines.

It is very interesting that numerous official dental and medical organizations offer special courses for dental specialists to master and use hypnosis in dentistry. In particular, one of the most popular and highly respected courses are offered by the Institute of Hypnotherapy for Medical and Dental Practice (IHMDP), located in London. For as much as £150, a dental specialist from the UK can take part in a 1-day program which will help in developing special skills to use hypnosis when working with dental patients as a great and safe tool to calm down anxiety, bring relieve to pain and any sort of discomfort, reduce related phobias, and so on.

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Dental Hypnosis Can Help Overcome Dental Phobias

Dental HypnosisLots of people are terrified only with one thought about visiting their dentists. Mostly, they are afraid of pains, numbness, swelling and other types of discomfort which come when anesthesia is gone, but many also shiver while hearing a sound of a dental drilling device. Also, it is especially hard for those patients who are allergic or can not tolerate anesthesia, and their dental phobias are really disturbing. That is why millions of people avoid visiting their dentists on a regular basis, making public dental care go worse and the number of dental problems increased.

Fortunately, German dentists found an interesting solution for reducing the occurrence and negative effects of dental phobias. The specialists at the German Society of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (DGH) offer modern dental clinics and dentists try using hypnosis to calm down fears and anxiety of their patients. According to the reviews of DGH specialists, this dental hypnosis can be effectively used to increase the quality of dental services as well, because in most situations dental specialist can feel patient’s anxiety and fears, therefore he or she gets tense and sometimes can’t do the job well. That is why dental hypnosis is beneficial for the dentist as well giving him better opportunity to focus.

Stephan Eitner, the President of the DGH says: “Concentration is the first thing we do. The dentist speaks with the patient in a way that diverts the patient’s thoughts from anxieties and focuses them inward, he said, comparing the mental state with “daydreaming“. Other German specialists, like Georg Duenzl, a board member of  the Milton Erickson Society for Clinical Hypnosis (MEG), find this approach very interesting and promising. However, everyone underlines that additional research is necessary to study possible reactions of the patients on the personal or environmental factors.  In particular, it is considered that dental hypnosis will not work for the patients with mental disorders, because their behavior under hypnosis is very hard to predict.

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