Dental Hypnosis

Dental Hypnosis in Glasgow, Scotland

Hypnotherapy in Dentistry 

Dental Hypnosis at The Berkeley Clinic

Fear of visiting the dentist is a completely understandable human emotion which affects people to varying degrees. Sometimes it is challenging for people who experience anxiety to achieve the confidence to attend the dentist regularly. It is crucial to talk to your dentist beforehand and explain exactly how you feel. They are trained to deal with nervous patients and will be more than happy to help you. Do not let dental phobia prevent you from visiting the dentist. 

Dental Hypnosis for Dental Anxiety

At The Berkeley Clinic, we provide effective lasting treatments for anxiety so that patients can learn to respond differently and successfully overcome their dental fears. We understand that everyone’s anxiety is a unique experience to them and is treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality in a bespoke manner. It is to this end, that we are fortunate to have Dr Mike Gow, who is our clinical director for anxiety management, sedation and hypnosis. Mike has a special interest in hypnosis and provides a safe, discrete and tried and tested therapy to help patients overcome dental fears and phobias.

What is Dental Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of mind produced either by oneself or by responding to suggestions of the therapist. It is usually followed by deep physical relaxation, a focusing of attention within yourself and a corresponding reduction in awareness of your surroundings. Dental hypnosis helps with alleviating any fears or phobias associated with the dentist.


How Does Dental Hypnosis Work?

During hypnosis, you are fully in control but in a very relaxed state. This is to help access the unconscious mind where our behaviours and memories are stored and have an important effect on how we think, feel and perceive things. Often the best way to overcome this fear of the dentist is to think about where it originated from and to confront it. Our hypnotherapist helps by communicating with your unconscious store of learned patterns and behaviours and introduces new positive instructions there which have a strong influence on reversing unwanted behaviours. Similar to reprogramming the mind to how you would like to feel in a natural and safe state.

What Conditions can Dental Hypnosis Help With?

  • Anxiety management
  • Phobia management (needles, drills)
  • Tooth grinding (Bruxism)
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Pain control
  • TMJ
  • Salivation control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Modification of other unwanted oral habits (thumb sucking, nail-biting).

What are the Benefits of Dental Hypnosis?

  • It can be used to reduce general anxiety and to better specific dental fears and phobias
  • It can positively manage and influence a range of responses that might impede treatment (i.e. gagging, tongue defence)
  • Dental hypnosis can empower and engage the patient in their treatment
  • It can improve communication between the patient and the dentist
  • It can facilitate positive associations with ongoing and future dental treatment, improving patient confidence, compliance and retention.

Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist Today!

If you would like to more about dentistry for nervous patients, please call us today on 0141 564 1900.

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