The fear of the dentist can increase with the particular smell of medical consultations. Perceiving the smell of disinfectant and other medical products stimulates memories linked to pain. For this reason, some dentists use balsamic therapies to hide it.
Aromatherapy is a relaxation method used in dental offices to provoke a positive feeling of well - being in the patient. The therapy is based on the inhalation of essential oils throughout the dental field that favor the activation of each person's own healing procedure.
For the healing course of the body to take place, fragrances are required to come from the same plant and not be chemical. Thus, the smell of plants, herbs or fruits will create a feeling of well-being that will transform into a more positive medical intervention. A relaxed and fearless patient is easier to attend and more collaborative than a nervous one with symptoms of anxiety.
The use of essential oils comes from centuries-old traditions and is closely linked to the complete recovery, both physical and mental, of the body. They have also taken advantage of the creation of perfumes, cosmetics and medicines in some millenarian civilizations.
Aromatherapy is included in the Sedentist program that explores the optimal way to offer patients relaxation and comfort during the visit to the dentist.