Acupuncture analgesia for postoperative dental pain
Journal/Book: J Can Dent Assoc. 1987; 53(6): 479-480.
Abstract: Acupuncture has been used as an altemative form of pain control in the treatment of dental pain with regard to (1) the modulation of nociceptive input during operative dentistry, and (2) the treatment of benign pain of the orofacial origin. Ist potential as an effective analgesic for acute postoperative dental pain has also been suggested by some dental practitioners. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of high intensioelectro-acupuncture stimulation on postoperative recovery following the removal of the third molar. We were unable to observe different patterns of pain reports or self-adiministered analgesic medication intake between patients who received electroacupuncture and those who received traditional therapy.