Virtual reality pain relief is moving from idea to practical, cost-effective solution. And where better to implement this method than in dentistry? So many people are afraid or wary of the dentist, and request stronger anesthetic with every visit to cope with their fear. Some patients would prefer to be put under completely rather than work through the occasional pain and discomfort of a dentist’s appointment. With Guided VR there is now a way to put these patients at their ease without the drugs.
What is virtual reality?
Virtual reality is as its name suggests; a virtual world that a person can access and immerse themselves in. To do this they put on a VR headset that provides visual and audio stimuli while blocking out the distractions of the physical world. This can sometimes be overwhelming, as it introduces a brand new environment, which is why Guided VR is so popular.
- Guided VR provides that extra bit of support to help make your patients comfortable during their virtual reality experiences.
- A member of your staff can be trained to act as a guide that walks your patient through the VR experience.
- They will have control over the virtual environment and all interactions therein, assisting and guiding your patient.
- You can choose a variety of existing virtual worlds or custom design your own world for yourself. Popular themes are relaxing and calming environments, like forests, the seaside or a mountainside.
The benefits are endless with Guided VR
Using virtual reality pain relief in your dentistry practice can improve the experience and comfort of your patients. Sign up now to find out more about how virtual reality can help your patients. You can create immersive virtual worlds for your patients to escape to. Guided VR is an effective pain relief tool that can help patients deal with pain and discomfort in the chair. This will also allow you to work more comfortably and easily as your patient is absorbed in the virtual reality program and less likely to fidget or squirm. A virtual reality program can also be used for education and training of new staff, expanding your skills portfolio and for demonstrations to colleagues and patients alike. The possibilities are endless.