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Man uses hypnosis to avoid pain of dental procedures
Updated: 6/4/2008 12:00:27 PM

A British man recently underwent two hours of dental work without anaesthetic, after agreeing to be hypnotized, according to reports.

Leslie Mason said that the only pain he felt while having two rotten teeth and four roots removed was "a little sting".

First, the hypnotist spend 45 minutes helping Mr Mason to relax by encouraging him to think about his hobby of historic battle re-enactments.

Then, the dentist removed two upper right molars and their roots, as well as two roots from teeth that had been taken out two decades previously.

Dr Bhavin Bhatt, who performed the surgery, said that the use of hypnosis "was 100 percent effective".

He said that more investigation will be done into the possibility of using the technique for tooth transplants.

It was recently suggested in a report in dBusinessNews that conscious sedation could be used to help dental patients relax.
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