Dental Anxiety or Phobia
Are you embarrassed by your stained or missing teeth? Do they impact on your confidence or self-esteem? Are you too frightened to go to the dentist?
When did you last go to the dentist?
If it was within the last 6 months then that's great, but if it wasn't....
If so then you may be suffering from Dental Anxiety or Phobia.
What is Dental Anxiety or Phobia?
For some, going to the dentist can be extremely anxiety provoking. Dental Anxiety is defined as an “abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy, and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures”. At it’s very worst, it can develop into a Dental Phobia, a more serious condition that leaves people panic-stricken and terrified of visiting the dentist. People with Dental Phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational but are unable to do much to change this.
BUT by avoiding or delaying a visit to the dentist, you may end up suffering from any the following:
~ missing teeth
~ stained teeth
~ gum disease
~ bad breath
~ tooth ache
Dentists also screen for oral cancer and so can detect this disease earlier; and did you know that gum disease cannot only cause abscesses, receding gums and loose/lost teeth, but has also been associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and lung conditions?
Hypnotherapy can help with the physiological, behavioural and psychological aspects of Dental Anxiety or Phobia, but it also helps if you have an understanding dentist and dental centre.
I now work in partnership with the team at Italdent, a Basingstoke-based dental centre who specialise in helping new and nervous patients.
Their nurturing and patient-led approach is refreshing, and works perfectly in tandem with my own approach to hypnotherapy. With over 25 years experience , they bring together leading denture clinicians, dentists, a hygienist and a cosmetic dental surgeon. You can even pop into their dental centre for a FREE coffee and consultation to meet them and discuss treatment options. Contacting them is easy!
Hypnotherapy for Dental Anxiety & Phobia in Basingstoke
Anxiety affects your whole being, behaviourally, psychologically and physiologically. During our hypnosis sessions, we will focus on changing your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and teach you coping strategies, offering you a different solution to sedation or avoidance!
I can also help you to stop smoking in preparation for dental implants or to improve the effect of nicotine on your teeth; or help you to change aspects of your lifestyle to help avoid dental problems in the future.
If you want to pop in for a cuppa and a chat, to see how I can help you, just complete the contact form and I will respond to you as quickly as possible.
What my clients say...
"I came to see Annalise when my daughter needed to have some extractions to have her brace fitted. She was scared of needles and needed to have have an anaesthetic for the extractions to take place. After seeing Annalise she went ahead with her appointment and had the treatment at the dentists rather than needing to go to the hospital for a general anaesthetic. She used techniques Annalise taught her and the dentist was very impressed when I explained Lily had seen a Hypnotherapist to help with Lily with her phobia of needles. He said it was a text book extraction mostly due to Lily's approach and calmness during the procedure. None of it would of been possible with the help Annalise gave to Lily and she has since used the things she learned in different situations.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Annalise to anyone who was thinking of using Hypnotherapy to help dental treatment, she is highly professional and always willing and kind enough to provide help and advice."
How to get in touch...
To arrange an appointment or if you would like to pop in for a coffee and a chat to discuss how I can help you, please complete my enquiry form or call our Basingstoke office on...
...with free parking and easy access from the M3, Basingstoke town centre and the railway station, it couldn't be easier!
What I can help you with...
Dental Anxiety & Phobia
Fears & Phobias
Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis
Weight Loss with Hypnosis
Hypnocise for Weight Management
Self Hypnosis for Beginners
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