Nature’s response to mind, brain, movement & muscles!
Pain is a subjective phenomenon a sign of mental or physical suffering. The perception of pain has emerged as a psychological and physiological dilemma. This is why at the office of Dr. Yolanda Cintron sedation dentistry is highly recommended for those group of people who need aid in calming and relaxing the mind and brain. Dr. Cintron uses soothing music during sedation dentistry prodedures.
What Is Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is the practice of helping you become comfortable for your appointment by administering an anti-anxiety medication, prior to a dental procedure. Oral medications are an easy way to help you feel comfortable for simple procedures such as routine dental visit or more complicated procedure such as dental implants that might require repeat visits.
The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
One of the many other benefits of sedation dentistry is the time distortion that a patient experiences. Lengthy procedures that take hours to perform will seem to last only a few minutes for you, and as such, which means you can get multiple procedures performed all at once. When you add the power of music to sedation dentistry, the benefits are clear. The addition of music helps you to regain confidence in scheduling further visits to the dentist, eventually promoting a healthy routine of proper oral health practices that will benefit you in the long run. Taking care of your teeth should not be a fearful or painful experience.
Recent research has shown increased benefits of having music playing while under sedation, and the improved rates of healing post-procedure as a result of listening to an invasion procedure such as surgery had reduced pain and less need for medication, or after better recovery outcomes due to less anxiety. Effects were noted to last more than four hours post-procedure. These results were not seen in patients who had no music or listened to white noise instead. Research also indicated that the benefits existed regardless of the type of music played, or whether the tracks were selected by a trained music therapist or by the patients themselves. Alternate benefits include:
- building rapport with the patient;
- providing positive support before, during, and after the procedure;
- providing procedural education through music (when appropriate); and
- interacting with the family and healthcare staff