Dental Pain is often accompanied by a range of other symptoms which, combined together leave you feeling drained and irritable.
The British Acupuncture Council website states that “controlled trials have shown that ear acupuncture is as effective as intranasal midazolam in reducing dental anxiety and more effective than placebo in helping to reduce post-operative dental pain”.
Acupuncture aims to help relieve dental pain by stimulating nerves within muscles and other tissues to release endorphins as certain acupuncture points have been shown to affect the way the brain and spinal cord process pain and stress, reduce inflammation and promote relaxation by disabling the ‘analytical’ brain which is responsible for anxiety.
The number of acupuncture session needed can vary as some people feel its effects immediately whilst others may need several visits to experience its full effect, however, according to The British Dental Acupuncture Association, acupuncture can be used for a range of dental issues.
The main aim of acupuncture in dentistry is more about improving the quality of outcomes when linked with conventional routine dentistry. Acupuncture is not a replacement for conventional treatments and is definitely not a replacement for local anaesthetic injections.
Acupuncture That Works are able to offer a range of acupuncture treatments which could provide short term relief if you are suffering from dental pain. To find out more please call us on 0800 051 76 88 for a free no-obligation consultation.
Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.