Hypnosis is great to help with the ‘fear’ of being at your DENTIST
It was last week when I was enjoying eating 2 little squares of dark chocolate (it’s healthy for me – right) that I’d pinched from my Dad’s supply in his fridge … and as I’m sucking/chewing the yummy melting deliciousness, I wondered why there would be a nut in it!? Got the chunky lump out of my mouth and discovered it was part of my back molar that had come away from the tooth! One quarter of it …
… a very similar image to what my back molar looked like!
Lucky it wasn’t exposing any nerve endings so it wasn’t painful!
Rang a local dentist I found on the Google (I’ve moved to Birdwood in the Hills), made an appointment and all will be fine! (When I rang my previous dentist rooms in Murray Bridge, I wasn’t even on their books any more!) I’m ashamed to say that it had been around 8 years since I had last been!
I didn’t give much thought to the process of having my tooth either filled or pulled out at that time, until I was actually sitting in the chair, with the light in my eyes and the tools coming toward my mouth! O, Oh! The pokey thing, scraper, drill and all that goes with fixing a tooth.
The worst is always the local anaesthetic injection and how that feels as the juice is put into the gums.
It was only at this point that I remembered I can do Self-Hypnosis to ease the tension and stress my body was feeling. I could dull the sounds I was hearing and the feeling of the pulling and tugging as the plaque was being cleaned from my teeth. I could dull the sense of ‘pain’ I was anticipating. I could just relax in the chair, close my eyes and get into my zen space …
Well, it nearly worked to getting me to zen …
Once I got home after the treatment and receiving the bill – (gulp! Lot of $$, so glad I have private health cover with extras, top table) it took awhile for the feeling to come back into my mouth and side of the face.
Reminder to me … go to the dentist more often and definitely to do a lot more prep with the Self-Hypnosis!