The Application of Hypnosis in Dental Clinics

Going to the Dentist… is something that probably ranks pretty low on everyone’s lists of tasks, but for some people, it can fill them with dread.

But where does this feeling come from? It could be from a personal experience, but we can also learn emotional reactions from the stories and reactions of others, especially whilst we were young, and especially from important figures in our lives.

Or it could be by association, the image of someone put their hands, tools, and especially needles, in their mouth.

Hypnotherapy can be incredibly useful here, because it is one of the quickest and least invasive techniques to get rid of phobias of any description. Typical progressive relaxation inductions are all about feeling relaxed, and you can’t be anxious and relaxed at the same time, can you?

But hypnosis is also an excellent tool for pain control, which can be relevant for some dental procedures & situations. It can also help with other types of nervous reaction, e.g.

  • Gagging
  • Tongue defence
  • Calming TMJD (Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction)
  • Behavioural issues e.g. bruxism (jaw clenching, grinding of teeth)

If you are a dental practitioner interested in finding out more, please contact me for a free 45 minute zoom call or in-person presentation, for yourself and/or your team.

If you are a dental patient, please contact me for a free Discovery Call, to discuss how I can help you.