Are you anxious about visits to the dentist and/or treatment? Do you prefer drug free solutions to anxiety? Are you avoiding essential or cosmetic treatment due to your anxiety? Are you frightened of seeing a new dentist because you have moved or they have moved? Do you ignore your recall notifications?
Hypnosis works extremely well for some people, but it is not for everyone. This is because hypnosis is not some kind of ‘stage magic’. You do not lose control and as long as a responsible professional uses it, there should not be any concerns about safety. It is impossible to hypnotise someone against their will and therefore you will not do or say something that makes you feel foolish.
The patient is given a series of instructions, which are intended to assist in achieving a trance like state, with a mutual trust gained with the dentist. Patients often comment that the length of time they believe they have been hypnotised for, is in fact a tiny percentage of the real time.
Hence this can help patients who are not necessarily anxious but are not comfortable with long treatments. We find that anxious patients are more willing to attend for regular care with hypno-relaxation and thus helping to avoid disease and decay. This is a more cost effective alternative to sedation, as well as drug free so you can resume normal activities sooner.