Dentophobia, or fear of dentists, is a common phobia among people of all ages. It is sometimes related to iatrophobia, or fear of doctors, as well as trypanophobia, or fear of needles.
Dentophobia may be mild or severe, and can eventually lead to devastating consequencAre you fearful of going to the dentist for a filling or simply a checkup? You are not alone and think about the poor dentist. No one is usually happy to see him.
Gum disease – Untreated tooth decay can lead to gum or periodontal disease. … If you don’t regularly see the dentist, health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, oral cancers, kidney failure and heart disease may not be discovered until they’re in a more advanced stage
For me someone playing around in my mouth gets me sweating with anxiety immediately and I can feel my body tense up as the nurse reclines my chair for the dentist. 2 years ago I had to have some heavy duty work done on my gums and it involved a lot of needles. Now I think I used to have a needle phobia as when I was a little girl I ran away from the queue for immunisation. I had to have them anyway in a line up with the babies and it was still terrifying. I don’t think in those days the dentists had the right soothing language to use and there was no mental preparation. That’s what hypnosis can do for you.
!/Prepare you mentally for the dental visit- procedure and
2/Give you something to focus on that takes you somewhere else in your mind so you can control your fearful and physical responses.
Via suggestions and imagery and relaxation techniques given in the hypnosis session seeing and feeling the procedure going well and practicing this by listening to a post – hypnosis recording you can change your experience of going and being at the dentist into a pleasurable one.
sessions recommended 2 some people only need one and you the client always go home with the session recording which you listen to post hypnosis for 31 days. So that the suggestions heard in the hypnosis session are reinforced for permanent change of behaviour.