June 26, 2010
Hypnosis in dentistry (Hypnodontics)
Hypnosis is no longer seen with mysticism and the occult, and increasingly has gained importance in the scientific world. Brazil was regulated by the CFO (Federal Council of Dentistry) use.
Hypnosis and Dentistry
Hypnosis when used in dentistry to a wide area of applications. For the day-to-day lives of doctors, all kinds of patients come, their problems are the most differentiated. With resources used and enjoyed by hypnosis, these problems can be solved in almost its entirety.
Often out of fear,trauma, anxiety or distress, some patients interfere with the success of dental treatment. When faced with these problems the professionals in this area can be seen in the patient a series of symptoms and sensations such as sweating, shortness of breath, cold hands, nausea, pain in the neck, fainting, dizziness, difficulty in relaxing the jaw to an open appropriate interventions, anesthesia may not achieve the desired effect by the level of nervousness, and many other events in its various forms and characteristics.
Uses of hypnosis for dental patients:
1. Elimination of the patient’s tension, anxiety or fear of pain and related discomfort.
2. Accustoming the patient to orthodontic or prosthetic appliances after the patient has agreed to accept them.
3. Maintenance of the patient’s comfort during long and arduous periods of dental work.
4. Modification of unwanted dental habits, such as bruxism, the unconscious grinding of teeth.
5. Reduction of anesthesia or analgesia during dental procedures.
6. Substitution for, or in combination, with premeditation for general anesthesia.
7. Prevention of gagging and nausea.
8. Control of salivary flow.
9. Control of bleeding.
10. Postoperative analgesia. (Visualization and Guided Imagery for Pain Management R. D. Longacre. Kendall/Hunt. 1995 p. 95-96)A therapeutic approach, serving as a scientific basis and with simple healing practice, hypnosis is not intended to denigrate any patient sitting in the dental chair. To back up the entire ethics of dentistry, the goal of the use of hypnosis in medical offices is to enable and facilitate a ready, quick and painless treatment for patients.