About half the people that visit a dentist at sometime experience an unacceptable level of anxiety.
That is to say that you may have a strong urge not to go, find a reason to be somewhere else or find yourself gripped with fear at the thought.
For some people - and often at a very young age - this may end up seeding the beginnings of a dentistry phobia.
You may fear the dentists chair, the smell, the sounds or even the thought. Some people may even be able to go along to the dentist quite happily but find their gag reflex causes the appointment to be difficult and embarrassing.
For some individuals the necessity of a brace or other dentist's procedure is deeply uncomfortable.
On occasion a patient may be allergic to anesthetic compounds used by the dentist and may require other means of undergoing the procedures.
How Hypnotherapy Helps?
We can begin a programme of relaxation that will eventually lead to a better experience and healthier teeth and gums.
Over a few sessions* we will work out a treatment plan that compliments you lifestyle. We will systematically go through any previous dental experiences that have caused difficulty and help to assimilate and rationalise them.
I can install tools that you can practice that will aid wearing of braces and allow instruments to be placed in the mouth cavity with ease. We can work on expediting healing and all together making a dentists visit a much more pleasant experience.
I can also install pain management tools that will make the hours after the anesthetic more manageable.
Don't put off getting your teeth and gums maintained -you only get one and the longer you leave it the more expensive the work becomes. Come and see me and let's get you confident for your next visit.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a powerful, safe and fast tool in the right hands. Look at How Hypnotherapy Works for a jargon free explanation of this process.