Hypnosis at the dentist
Anxiety-free and pain-free at the dentist – with hypnosis during dental treatment in the dental practice Dr. Seidel Berlin
This trance-like condition has proven itself in many areas as a method for relaxation and anxiety relief – including in dentistry. Hypnosis technology is also increasingly used in dental treatment.
In the meantime, many dentists have already completed qualified additional hypnosis training. However, not every dental practice offers hypnosis. Dr. In the Berlin area, Seidel gives you this special form of treatment – it helps you to survive unpleasant situations at the dentist.
You’ll find us here:
Dentist Berlin Dr. stein
Forester Spark All 104
14532 Kleinmachnow near Berlin
Are you unsure if dentist hypnosis is an option for you? If you have not yet dealt with the topic in more detail, you will necessarily have to ask yourself a few questions about dental treatment under hypnosis. We would like to provide answers to this.
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What is hypnosis??
The word "hypnosis" is derived from the ancient Greek "hypnos" and means "sleep". Originally, it was assumed that it was a sleep-like condition. In fact, hypnosis is a relaxed waking state where attention is focused only on a few and extremely restricted content.
You could also call it an intense daydream or trance. This makes it possible to specifically hide certain unpleasant perceptions. Hypnotherapy is widely used in medicine in the context of psychotherapy, for sleep disorders, for stress relief or for pain reduction.
Why is hypnosis used at the dentist??
In dental treatment, hypnosis is mainly used to eliminate stress and fear. The fear of the dentist is a common phenomenon. Some people suffer from this to such an extent that panic attacks occur. Here hypnosis helps to relax and relieve tension. It can also be used as part of pain therapy. This can often reduce the anesthetic dose or completely dispense with local anesthetics. It may even be possible to do hypnosis without general anesthesia.
Dr. Seidel has the necessary qualifications and extensive experience in this area. The Berliner has already successfully used hypnotherapy many times. It is the gentle method of choice for anxiety patients in particular.
Read more about the topic here:
- Fear of the dentist – you can do that
- How dental fear arises
For whom is hypnosis suitable for dental treatments?
Hypnotherapy is particularly suitable for the following patient groups:
- Patients with dental phobia, for whom visiting the dentist causes extreme discomfort
- Patients who suffer from a strong gag reflex when intervening in the mouth and throat
- Patients who have an intolerance or allergy to narcotics
- Patients who cannot tolerate or do not want general anesthesia
Dr. Based on his own experience, Seidel confirms that hypnosis also makes treatment easier for the dentist. As a result, he can work more easily and efficiently. Usual interruptions in treatment are eliminated, so that the treatment can often be completed faster and better.
Read more here:
- When general anesthesia at the dentist can be an alternative
- How sedation can also help calm down
How does hypnosis work at the dentist??
There are several ways to hypnotize patients. One of the most common is the so-called fixation method. The patient looks at a defined object. The dentist accompanies this process with calming speech. This is intended to direct the focus entirely on the inside. When the state of hypnosis is reached, so-called suggestions are used, texts that “kidnap” the hypnotized into a certain world of ideas. The desired trance is often reached after just a few suggestions.
The hypnosis for dental treatment can also be supported with relaxation music or special hypnosis CDs. If hypnosis is used to avoid or reduce pain sensation, it is possible to work with anesthesia in parallel for safety. In this case, however, the required dose is significantly lower than with conventional treatments without hypnosis.
There are side effects of hypnosis for dental treatment?
Side effects cannot occur with hypnosis at the dentist if no other medication is used. The advantage of hypnosis over narcotics is that there are no after-effects. You are "fully there" immediately after the treatment. Incidentally, the patient is able to consciously interrupt the hypnosis at any time during the treatment.
Can dental hypnosis also be used in children??
The fear of the dentist is often deep in children. Therefore hypnosis can be helpful for dental treatment. Hypnotherapy is generally also suitable for small patients. However, there are some peculiarities to note here. Since children have not been able to concentrate for so long, suitable techniques are required to bring about the state of hypnosis. In addition, sensitivity, a child-friendly language and responding to children’s special imaginations are required.
Dr. Seidel from Berlin is very familiar with these requirements and, as a pediatric dentist, is good at dealing with little patients.
Who is hypnosis not for??
There are also cases where hypnotherapy is not advisable or effective. Statistics show that about ten percent of people are particularly susceptible to hypnosis. Here the process works quickly, effectively and without complications. The vast majority have an average willingness to accept. Hypnosis has at least lasting positive effects here. The therapy does not work in about five percent of the cases. The reasons for that are complex. The most common causes are:
- mental illness
- heart disease
- organic brain impairments
- Taking strong medication
Before hypnosis, it must be clarified in any case whether such obstacles exist. Psychotherapeutic or psychiatric treatments are contraindications because the patient’s reactions under hypnosis cannot be adequately assessed. Hypnosis is also out of the question for patients under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Who bears the cost of hypnosis at the dentist?
On average, hypnosis for dental treatment costs 100 euros per treatment. Hypnotherapy at the dentist is not part of the statutory health insurance benefits. Therefore, cash register members have to bear these costs themselves. But this benefit is not automatically covered in private health insurance either.
Some dental tariffs and dental supplements at least provide subsidies here, others do not. It is therefore advisable to clarify this with the insurance company in advance.
German Society for Dental Hypnosis (DGZH)
The German Society for Dental Hypnosis (DGZH) e.V. to promote research and teaching in the field of dental hypnosis, communication and education of the public about the benefits of hypnosis in the area of anxiety reduction provides further information on the subject of hypnosis at the dentist as well as a directory of hypnosis dentists.
Anxious at the dentist – Dr. Seidel helps with hypnosis
The Berlin dentist Dr. Seidel is convinced of the benefits of hypnotherapy and recommends it to his patients who suffer from intolerance to dental phobia or anesthetics.
Thanks to his many years of experience in hypnosis, Dr. Seidel specialist in the field, so that you can fully trust him. An important point, because a trusting relationship between doctor and patient is an important prerequisite for dental treatment under hypnosis.
Anxiety-free and pain-free at the dentist – an idea that many would like to see, and that through hypnosis at Dr. Seidel becomes possible.
Would you like to learn more about the possibilities of hypnosis at the dentist?
Call us now and make an appointment for a free and non-binding consultation at:
Dr. Frank Seidel
Last update of this page on September 26, 2019 by Author Dr. Frank Seidel.
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