Use of hypnosis in dentistry for improving patient satisfaction: as a means of non-phamaceutical approach

치과 환자의 진료 만족도 증진을 위한 비약물적 접근으로서 최면 요법의 분석

  • Ong, Seung-Hwan (College of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Lee, Sung-Jo (Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Cho, In-Woo (Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Park, Jung-Chul (Department of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, Dankook University)
  • 옹승환 (단국대학교 치과대학 치의학과) ;
  • 이성조 (단국대학교 치과대학 치주과학교실) ;
  • 조인우 (단국대학교 치과대학 치주과학교실) ;
  • 박정철 (단국대학교 치과대학 치주과학교실)
  • Received : 2017.05.26
  • Accepted : 2017.07.21
  • Published : 2017.09.30


Patient management is considered an important factor in dental field. The aim of this review is to analyze the efficacy of hypnosis to treat fear, anxiety, pain, stress of dental patients, and see how it can be adopted in dentistry for improving patient satisfaction. Medline research was carried out to find the use of hypnosis in dentistry and other aspects of hypnosis in medical area. It can help patient more comfortable, relax, and accordingly reduce patient's negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, pain, stress during dental treatment. Also, it affects patient recovery after surgery by accelerating healing speed and reinforce immune system. When hypnosis is used with other anesthetic method, it can reduce the use of main medication, leading to reduce possibility of side effect. Therefore, using Hypnosis can give patients more comfortable dental experience, both mentally and physically, ultimately making patients more satisfied with the dental treatment.


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