Dental Procedures: Pre & Post Surgery Relaxation
It is estimated that as many as 75% of US adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. Dental phobia is experienced by 5- 10% of U.S. adults. That is, they are so fearful of receiving dental treatment that they avoid dental care at all costs. People who are very fearful of dental care often experience a “cycle of avoidance,” in which they avoid dental care due to fear until they experience a dental emergency requiring invasive treatment, which can reinforce their fear of dentistry.
Many dentists are turning to integrative, non-invasive solutions to assist patients with pain and to ease anxiety before and after surgery. Before surgery, integrative dentists offer several solutions to help patients relax including breathing techniques and a simple non-invasive relaxation therapy that balances the ANS and the cranial sacral system using the Tennant BioModulator® for 5 to 10 minutes prior to dental services.
After dental procedures, the Tennant Biomodulator® with the BioTransducer® attached is used on the recovering patient. Using a gentle dental approach, as well as these creditable Tennant devices, patients rarely experience any swelling, bruising or require any pain medications.