Virtual reality for dental practices is a game-changer.
Virtual reality (VR) technology tricks our brain into believing that instead of being where we are, we are somewhere else; somewhere we like better. Although we may think of virtual reality as a gamer’s gadget, it is in fact a very useful tool that dentists can make available to their patients. It is particularly useful for the 30 to 40 million people in the United States alone who suffer from dental anxiety.Some dentists utilize soothing music to relax their patients. Others have video screens for distraction. However, the truly fearful will not relax until they are no longer in the dentist chair. Using specific virtual reality programs, patients enter into a meditative state that shifts their awareness away from their pain and fear.
Some dentists utilize soothing music to relax their patients. Others have video screens for distraction. However, the truly fearful will not relax until they are no longer in the dentist chair. Using specific virtual reality programs, patients enter into a meditative state that shifts their awareness away from their pain and fear.
Virtual reality for dental practices can improve the patient experience.
For dentists, virtual reality does the one thing that will alleviate the fear and anxiety experienced by those patients that view a dental appointment with terror: it takes them out of their current reality. By transforming the dental chair into someplace more comfortable the patient avoids their natural fear response. Virtual reality gives access to a 3D world, so it is perceived as real due to the depth of the images. The user is able to become completely immersed in a virtual world of their choice, like a private beach, forest, or even space. Virtual reality utilizes sight and hearing to simulate another space. The culprit for those who fear dental work is the brain. The VR solution mentally takes the patient out of the dental chair and onto a beach in Tahiti or for a mesmerizing trip underwater.
Virtual reality benefits both the patient and the dentist.
Virtual reality for dental practices is an important option for dental phobia and anxiety sufferers. Patients who currently avoid proper dental care could begin receiving the preventive and restorative treatment they need for healthy gums and teeth. The future is here. Our Guided VR system is portable, easy to use, needs no maintenance and is always refreshed with new content. Start now and showcase your commitment to exceptional patient care with Guided VR.