Hypnosis / NLP Services for Dental Patients

  • Bruxism: I work with patients who clench and grind their teeth at night and/or during the day to put a stop to this habit. The process consists of four or more sessions over a period of several months, involving hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), and specially designed exercises.
  • Dental Anxiety and Phobia: I help patients who are terrified or merely anxious about going to the dentist to not only release their fears but to be calm and relaxed during procedures, “zoning out” yet still responsive to the dentist’s instructions.
  • Pre/Post- Dental Surgery: Hypnosis prior to dental surgery enables the patient to remain calm and confident before and during surgery and to prepare the mind and body to do their part in making the process easy and distress-free. Most important, I help the patient minimize the after-effects, such as pain, swelling, bleeding, and bruising, and promote an easy and rapid healing and recovery.
  • Pain Control: Dentists prefer to control pain with injections. There are a few patients, however, who cannot tolerate the usual methods. I can teach such individuals to reduce or eliminate pain during and after dental procedures by using the power of their own mind, with hypnosis and self-hypnosis. The best way is to do several sessions before the dental procedure.
  • Gag Reflex: A patient with an over-sensitive gag reflex can, through hypnosis and self-hypnosis, learn to “decondition” themselves to allow dental work to be done more easily.
  • Excessive Salivation: Through hypnosis and self-hypnosis, patients who salivate excessively can enable themselves to reduce their salivation..
  • Smoking Cessation: I do three sessions. The majority are done with smoking after the first session; 80% are smoke-free after three.
  • Weight Control: My WHY (Weight, Hypnotherapy, and You) program consists of eight sessions. My clients must have consulted their physician and I strongly suggest they see a nutritionist. My program gives clients the mental tools they need to change their relationship with food so that they can reach their intended body size and maintain it going forward. This includes dealing with stress, emotional eating, self-hypnosis, food choice, portion control, and motivation to exercise.
  • Donald Pelles, Ph.D.


    301 618-9801