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OUTLINE Objective & introductionTypes of Hypnosis And Dental Phobias Hypnodontics Procedure Applications of Hypnosis in Dentistry Advantages and Disadvantages of Hypnodontics Conclusion
Objectives:1. To give an overview or general idea about hypnosis,its types and how it helps us in dentistry2. To explain the procedures or methods ofhypnodontics in details3. To inform the application of hypnosis in dentistry4. To help in understanding the advantages anddisadvantages of hypnodontics
INTRODUCTION1. Hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resemblingsleep but in which the hypnotic subject is fully awakebut have decrease in peripheral awareness.2. Hypnodontics = Hypnosis in Dentistry.3. Promoted by Dr. Aaron A. Moss, accepted byAmerican Dental Association for almost 60 years ago.4. Analgesia free method of treating dental pain and anyother diseases or psychological conditions.
Traditional Hypnosis•Hypnotist puts the subject into ahypnotic trance and then tells thesubject what to do by giving directcommands and suggestions.•Received some bad press over theyears and unfortunately some of it isjustified.•Extreme people have become stuckin a hypnotic state of terror and areunable to be fully awaken.
Ericksonian Hypnosis• Conversational hypnosis or covert hypnosis.• A subject can be hypnotized within a normalconversation without even realizing.• Psychological tricks used in magic andmentalist .
Hypnoanesthesia• Clinical hypnosis teaches patients to usea deep relaxation state to address painrelief.• No drugs needed.• Self-anesthetize by transmitting thefeeling of numbness into any other bodypart(s) that need pain relief.• May be applied in hypnodontics.• Eg: Glove anesthesia
DENTAL PHOBIA fear of dentistry and of receiving dental careWHY ?
fear ofneedlesphobia ofinjectionsfear of painthe drillfear that theanaestheticwon’t worklack ofcontrolthesights, sounds andsmells at thedentist’sThereasons
HOW DOES HYPNOSIS HELP US? Eliminate dental anxiety and panic. Overcome fear and phobias. Reduce pain and discomfort. Control gag reflex. Control salivation. Control bleeding. Complement inhalation, intravenous or oral sedation. Learn to relax and be comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
• The hypnodontics procedure is divided into 7steps :• 1. Mind set (indoctrination)– Used to accomplish cooperation with patient– Via preliminary conversation before use anyhypnotic procedure• 2. Testing– To determine patient’s susceptibility to hypnosis
• 3. Introduction–To induce hypnosis–2 ways :-• Direct (with patient’s awareness)• Indirect (without patient’s awareness)• 4. Deepening– May require several sessions to deepen it
• 5. Utilization (operation)– The purpose for which hypnosis is to be used mayvary widely• 6. Posthypnodontic suggestions– Locking the ‘unconscious’ as a precaution againstthe patient’s being exploited by other people• 7. Dehypnodontics (termination)– The patient leave the office in completely andfully coordinated
What are the applications of hypnosisin dentistry?A psychologist trained in clinical hypnosisteaches patients to use this tool for manybeneficial purposes:•Relaxation•Anxiety control•Control of Bruxism (grinding of teeth)•Gag reflex reduction•Pain control•Anesthesia•Reduction of bleeding and swelling•Improvement of oral hygiene habits•More rapid, comfortable healing•Adjustment to oral appliances
What are the applications of hypnosisin dentistry? (cont.)“Interestingly, it is not used that frequently for treatingthe actual phobia. This is because hypnosis worksextremely well with some people, but isn’t foreveryone” -dental fear central.org-“Hypnodentia also be applied to children.“Can be any age, even sometimes to the age ofthe children was easier, because the criticallevel of adults do not like it. I behave like achild when I was dealing with pediatricpatients,” says this dentist.
Bruxism. Why consider hypnosis?• aid people in the elimination of clenching andgrinding their teeth.• Hypnotherapist needs to tap into the subconsciousbrain and leave hypnotic suggestions to relax thejaw and release related emotions/stress.*Finding the reason for the stress by putting thepatient into a position of being able to evaluatesome unfinished business and gain a differentperspective
Gag Reflex Reduction• Always have the patient to take a deep breaththrough their nose.• For patient, try to converse with the dentist
Time consumed inconditioning a patientPatient’s willingness &cooperationNot all the dentists aredental hypnosis
CONCLUSION• Being used in medicine and dentistry formore than hundred years ago.• There is a marked increase in interest inHypnodontics among the dental profession• More than 6000 dentists have been usinghypnodontics
In summary ,the uses of hypnosis fordental patients:• 1. Elimination of the patients tension, anxiety orfear of pain and related discomfort.• 2. Maintenance of the patients comfort during longperiods of dental work.• 3. Modification of unwanted dental habits, such asbruxism, the unconscious grinding of teeth.• 4. Reduction of anesthesia or analgesia duringdental procedures.• 5. Prevention of gagging and nausea• 6. Control of bleeding