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How can guided imagery help control dental pain?

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This is the technique of imaging a pleasant experience or a particularly soothing environment. By concentrating on creating as much detail as possible, your mind becomes absorbed in that rather than what the dentist is doing.

From: Controlling Dental Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Anesthesia & Sedation."

American Dental Association: "Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students."

Medscape: "Pain Management in Dentistry."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Anesthesia & Sedation."

American Dental Association: "Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students."

Medscape: "Pain Management in Dentistry."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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