Many people actually avoid going to the dentist out of fear and anxiety over painful procedures, side effects of anesthesia, or other factors associated with dental procedures.
Biofeedback, Mindfulness, and Relaxation Therapy can be helpful in reducing these anxieties and their physiological symptoms (increased heart rate, nervousness, sweating, nausea, muscle tension, etc…).
You will learn breathing techniques as a fundamental part of eliciting the relaxation response. The body cannot be physiologically stressed and relaxed at the same time. Practicing these relaxation techniques enhances your control over the body’s response to stress.
EMG biofeedback monitors tension in your muscles. When you learn how to relax your mind and body, you reduce this tension, which is typically the reason behind clenching and grinding your teeth.
Biofeedback is listed as one of the natural treatment alternatives for alleviating the symptoms of TMJ Disorder.
If you are looking for an alternative to anesthesia, biofeedback can be an effective treatment for pain management, and many people have used is successfully in dental offices, as well as during childbirth and other medical and surgical procedures.