Hypnotherapy

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An assisted relaxation technique can help to allay fears of subjective or objective nature hence inspite of pricking the skin, pain is not perceived by brain.

Self hypnotherapy is the practice of relaxation by self suggestion so as to alleviate the pain component of pathological process. Thus it may not be called treatment but only symptomatic relief from pain which helps getting cooperation in induction of other drug regime. 

This technique is useful for treatment of fearful uncooperative child patient also.

Technique  :- Ask the patient to sit in reclined comfortable seat in a quiet area.

Explain the need to control breathing through nose. Try thorecic breathing for a minute. Switch over to abdominal breathing for two minutes. Stretch whole body muscles for few seconds from head to toe with arms streched straight over the head. When exausted, switch over to relaxed state from head to toe with both arms at side and legs straight.

Close the eyes and continue abdominal breathing for few minutes. Try to forget the site of pain and concentrate over tip of toe of both feet.

Think of any experience of past pleasurable memory. Try to forget present pain and give self suggestions that you dont feel pain any more. Make believe that you have recovered from pain and you will not feel same ever after. Gradually open eyes, continue deep abdominal breathing for few minutes and then return to thorecic breathing with normal mobilty.

Repeat this daily morning and evening for two weeks.

This self suggestion technique will help reduce the pain perception.

If required help from instructor may be taken.



About fear

The built in fear from dentist/dental treatment does not allow optimum

communication. The removal of fear gives better co-operative attitude.

    • if unknown is turned  ‘known‘, fear will be destroyed. So aspects of treatment or understanding about various types of fear are  important.

Subjective fears

These type of fears are founded on narration of story about fearful situation or incidence expressed by some other person. They are not perceived by self experience but it is imagined as real by faith or trust or belief.

Objective fears

Objective fears are built up on any of the personal unpleasent experience or situation that happened in the past and lying in concious or subconscious memory. This experience may be visual in form of some image or auditory in form of some type of sound heard in past that generated pain or discomfort.

A child may have objective fear of dental treatment due to the fear expressed by his friend about dental treatment. So such fear are imaginary in nature.

The child may develop objective fear of dental tretment if he himself encounters unpleasant situation of pain during dental treatment. This may be associated with sound of drill or smell of antiseptics or visual images of bright light, white dressed staff or sight of dental chair.

Removal of fears are very impotant for getting co- operation of child during treatment.

Tell, show and do

Tell encouraging words, show all out of experience kind of things like dental chair, air water spray, mirror, twizer etc. Then do some painless procedures to show that dentistry is not fearful experience.

The methods of fear removal leads to desensitisation by verious techniques apropriate as per psychological development of child as per his/ her age group.

Child dentistry includes behaviour control techniques by standard protocols.

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Pain is unpleasent perception of any external or internal noxious (harmful) stimuli.

 Pain componants

                                 Pain stimulation, which is any kind of external stimuli, mediated through nerves, beyond normal threshold for the individual.

Pain Perception, which is assimilation, interpretation and correlation of the afferent (sensory) stimuli, Through central nervous system.

Pain Reaction, which is efferent (motor) action potential ,through central nervous system or spinal reflex arch, directed to avoid ,reduce or block the noxious (harmful) stimuli.

Pain control methods

Various pain control methods addresses any one or many pain componants.

To ennumerate few

PHYSICAL METHOD OF COLD TEMPERATURE acts on peripheral nerve ends to block messages to brain centre while Audio analgesia is acting like acupuncture through gate control mechanism.

ELECTRICAL TRANS CUTENOUS NERVE STIMULATION can block messages to brain by GATE CONTROL MECHANISMS, and endorphin chemical at synaptic level(Nerve cell junction),

CHEMICAL substances can block the transmission by its action at varieties of pathways. Local application at nerve level blocks electrical impulse(Action potential). Systemic ingestion(Swallowing) inhalation (Breathing)  of gas  or injection in blood  (intravenous) or Epidural (in the liquid pool around spinal chord or brain ) blocks perception (Ability to recognize pain) at brain level.

PHARMECOLOGICAL PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES CAN CHANGE THE PERCEPTION OF PAIN at high centres of brain.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SUGGESTION through hypnosis and self suggestion

DEPENDING ON CLINICAL REQUIREMENT any one or more methods are selected by the qualified persons.