Manejo emocional del paciente odontológico con programación neurolingüística



The present research work about the effectiveness of NLP in dental practice was done with the participation of four young women between 12 and 27 years old who need dental extractions for orthodontic reasons, neither one presented pain symptoms at the moment of the extractions but all of them had dental experiences related with pain in the past, therefore their expectations are to feel pain in the future. The state of mind is plenty of fear and anxiety, which affect the pain tolerance creating a vicious circle.

NLP techniques were used to establish rapport, relaxation, and visualizations in order to reframe the negative emotions during the dental extraction sessions. All the sessions was video filmed, the patients were interviewed before and after treatment. All the information was analyzed according qualitative research parameters to achieve the following conclusions:

Lack of information about dental procedures generates fear and anxiety to the patient.
Relaxation breath patterns are very useful in emotional management.
Accompany the patient using language of influence gives him confidence.
Visualizations disassociate patient’s attention from dental procedures diminishing the risk of pain.
Patient under hypnotic trance has a better response to dentist requests.
Patient under hypnotic trance needs less amount of local anaesthesia to be treated by the dentist.
Visualize the recovery enhance the post operative.
The contribution of this work to NLP and Dentistry is to bring a model of attention divided in categories, very useful for students and clinicians to increase the therapeutic recourses of both disciplines, and validate the interdisciplinary character and the concepts of NLP.

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