Hypnosis for dental anxiety.

Dent Update. 2014 Jan-Feb;41(1):78-80, 83. Hypnosis for dental anxiety. Griffiths M. Abstract Dental anxiety can be a hindrance to treatment. It is prevalent, so helping patients to overcome it should not be regarded as the province of a specialist. Hypnosis can be effective but is underused. A comparison of the conscious, alert state and hypnosis/nitrous oxide sedation is shown by electroencephalogram examples. The benefits and drawbacks of the use of hypnosis are discussed and suggestions of ways of learning and using hypnosis outlined. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: This paper is an overview of the common problem of dental anxiety and a pragmatic …

Continue Reading

Clinical management of dental anxiety: what works for whom?

Int Dent J. 2005 Apr;55(2):73-80. Clinical management of dental anxiety: what works for whom? De Jongh A1, Adair P, Meijerink-Anderson M. Author information Abstract This paper aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding the management of adult dentally anxious patients. Furthermore, an attempt is made to formulate a number of preliminary clinical guidelines, based on the available literature. The findings are discussed in the light of the following four problem areas or types of patients, those with: 1) a mild form of fear or anxiety, 2) a phobia of specific dental procedures or situations, 3) interfering psychiatric …

Continue Reading