Hypnosis to Aid with Dental Problems

Dentists have been using hypnosis, relaxation, and direct suggestion for decades with excellent success. Our goal at Indy Hypnosis Center is to empower you with practical tools that will help your patients experience greater relief. Most dental practices have 60-70% of their patients clenching and grinding, which often damages the work you do. Other patients damage dental work from sucking on cigarettes or from smoking in general.

Hypnosis can help you manage and cure bad habits that are reversing the work of your dentist. Hypnosis can help with your trip to the dentist as well. Novocaine is popular among dentists and works well for pain management, but some patients cannot tolerate this drug. Self hypnosis can be taught to those patients. It’s also extremely effective for patients of any age who are afraid of the dental chair.

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If You Are A Dentist, You Have Several Options To Help Comfort Your Patients!

  1. Learn hypnosis for dentistry or send a dental assistant for training at our state approved school (the Hypnotism Academy Of Indiana AC-0218).
  2. Request an In-House staff training to learn the benefits of providing hypnosis for your patients.
  3. Request that one our of state certified hypnotists work at your practice 1 day per week/month to help patients at your office.
  4. Purchase our Hypnosis for Relaxing Dentristy audio program that patients can listen to while in the chair getting prepped.

Other options may also be available for you. Just call 317-579-7500 to see how we can best serve your specific needs.
Source The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association is dedicated to providing the community with excellently trained Certified Hypnotherapists. IMDHA Practitioners work harmoniously with allied healthcare professionals to aid individuals in dealing with specific challenges and procedures. Our objective is to help create a sense of peace and harmony within the individual so that the current challenge can be met and dealt with in a positive manner, thus making the journey toward wellness and peace of mind less traumatic. Our goal is to reduce the stress the individual is experiencing as a hospital patient and/or surgical patient, etc.  Less stress allows the body to focus attention on its natural course of healing. The method to be used is hypnosis.

In addition to medical challenges all IMDHA members assist persons in dealing effectively with non-medical problems. Finding solutions to self-sabotaging habits leads to peace of mind and control of unwanted, negative behavior. Self-Empowerment is the goal. Indy Hypnosis Founder, Tim Shurr, MA, CH, won the 2013 International Medical and Dental  Hypnotherapy President’s Award in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been devoted to supporting dentists and medical professionals for the last 18 years. If you would like business cards or more information, please call 317-579-7500 or contact us.

Hypnosis may be used with dentistry in the following situations:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Relaxation, Anxiety Control
  • Fear Elimination
  • Quelling Undesirable Habits, Tongue Thrust, Reverse Swallowing, TMJ Dysfunction, Bruxism, Clenching
  • Amnesia
  • Analgesia, Anesthesia, Pain Control
  • Prevention of Gagging and Nausea
  • Control of Saliva and Bleeding
  • Creative visualization for healing
  • Restorative Appliance Tolerance, Pre-treatment Desensitization
  • Self-image, Self-esteem, and Confidence

UCLA School of Dentistry

923 Hypnosis and Its Application to Dentistry For over a century, hypnosis has been used as an effective method for the treatment of many issues in medicine and dentistry. In the field of orofacial pain, we are faced with issues whose etiology can often be profoundly puzzling.  From Bruxism and Gagging to TMD and Migraine, Hypnotherapy has been time tested and scientifically proven to be an effective adjunct to traditional therapy. We can now effectively decrease anxiety, improve communication and rapport, diminish pain and improve treatment compliance.  Attendees will learn the art of hypnotherapy from simple induction techniques, to deepening procedures through suggestion methods. Each attendee will receive hands on training, personally experience the state of hypnosis, and how to help others experience it.

Hypnotic management of dental challenges:

  • Anxiety, Phobias, Gagging, Medication Compliance, Bruxism, Pain Management, Migraine, TMD, Hypnotic anesthesia

From http://www.dentistry.ucla.edu/continuing-education/courses/923-hypnosis-and-its-application-to-dentistry Hypnosis or Hypnodontia is an aspect of dental treatment the use ofhypnosis in dentistry. Besides smoothing out dental procedures by way of its generalized anti-anxiety effects, it can increase overall patient comfort, make the dental experience acceptable and bearable, decrease resistance to future intervention, and through posthypnotic suggestions, encourage more rapid recovery. From http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Dental_hypnosis

Hypnosis to Cure Fear of the Dentist

Many people have great fears related to going to the dentist, sitting in the dental chair, having their teeth cleaned, getting a shot, hearing, smelling and feeling the drilling and filling of their teeth. Some of these fears may be well founded from painful past experiences, but, some times the sources of these fears are unrelated to actual dental experiences or incidences.
No matter what the cause, the feelings of panic and fear can be a very real visceral experience for that person. For some people just reading that first paragraph may have been a difficult experience, bringing up stressful feelings and memories. The  ability to cause an emotional response and relaxation through the use of words is what Hypnosis is based on. If Hypnosis or HypnoTherapy is able to cause negative feelings, then know that it can also cause positive reactions as well.

The ability to refocus the mind and therefore refocus the experience to a positive result, to meditate on a pleasant thought, sight, smell, or sound can completely change the anticipation of an activity from one of fear and stress to one of pleasure and relaxation. This is true for almost any event in your life.

For example, your experience of anticipation when going to a horror film will be completely different from your experience of anticipation of going to a comedy film. Your anticipation and expectation of the event, colors your experience of that event. With the help of a hypnotherapist, your experience of going to the dentist can be a pleasant, safe and rewarding visit.

From http://www.hambrockholistichealing.co/hypnosisfordentistry.htm &urrent research has found neurophysiological evidence to support the use of hypnosis, and it has been successfully used in various fields of practice. No single indicator can prove the phenomenon and its effectiveness is the result of a complex set of procedures. Hypnosis as it is known today can serve as an alternative conjunctive treatment for certain individuals under certain conditions.

IS HYPNOSIS AN APPROPRIATE CONJUNCTIVE TREATMENT FOR DENTAL PHOBIA? Many people find it very difficult to visit doctors, especially dentists. Often negative previous experiences coupled with low pain tolerances and fear can lead to avoidance and phobias. Dental procedures are important beyond the concept of maintaining clean and straight teeth. Dentists and hygienists may detect cancers and other disorders of the tissue in and around the mouth. Dental decay can lead to blood infections, bad breath and a whole host of negative symptoms. If a patient has developed a phobia of dental procedures, convincing him or her to undergo treatment may be next to impossible. In most modern cases patients with such phobias are sedated by some chemical form, usually a nitrous oxide gas. The use of sedatives can be costly, invasive, and may carry a risk of interactions and side effects. Concerns of drug side effects may lead many patients and physicians to consider alternative treatments.

 From http://www.sdstate.edu/jur/2008/upload/Hypnosis.pdf Some applications of hypnosis in dentistry include controlling a strong gag reflex, treating chronic facial pain, modification of unwanted habits such as teeth grinding, and much more. From http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/help/psychology/dental-hypnosis/