Tooth - Pain Management Hypnosis

Is the fear of pain keeping you away from the dentist?

Pain is a perception, one that we all experience differently. What may be painful for one person will be hardly noticeable for another.

Most clients that have to have dental procedures including tooth extractions or root canals have a fear of the pain that is associated with it.

The good news is that your pain tolerance can be increased even to the point of not noticing the pain at all. If you are reading this then I am sure that at some point in your life you have experienced cutting yourself and not noticing the pain at all, only noticing the cut when you sense blood. This is known as dissociation.

Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective pain management option and one that is gaining increasing scientific backing. Operations have been conducted purely under hypnosis and patients have reported no pain at all. Unlike general anaesthetics, clients who choose hypnosis suffer no side effects and are able to carry on with their day straight away.

Pain Management Techniques with Hypnosis

DISSOCIATION – the process of taking attention away from the body so that pain is unable to be perceived

RELAXATION – Anxiety can exaserbate pain making it feel more severe than it really is. Relaxation training helps to put you back in a state of calm, reducing the pain in the process

PAIN TRANSFERENCE – Some patients need to be able to focus on the pain. Transferring the pain to another part of the body that has a higher pain tolerance is possible for these patients

ANAESTHESIA– the mind is a powerful tool and can be used to create its own anaesthsic effects


If you have an issue that hypnotherapy could help you overcome, then contact Ed on 07921 220557, email at or fill in our contact form.