Since the beginning of times people feared toothache. It makes sense as your teeth are located very close to your brain and pain anywhere in the are of your face can be intolerable. There are ways to prevent cavities and gum disease but we often neglect to do so and end up in dentist chair – one of the most uncomfortable places for many people. Even if your dentist is recommended and reputable it is still possible you have bad memories from the past dental interventions and therefore fear the present experience.
There are a few ways to deal with the fear and anxiety while visiting your dentist. Some dentists use relaxation and distraction techniques such as TV and video games by the chair, some use more advanced techniques such as acupuncture and hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is also a good way to prepare yourself prior to and use during the procedure.
There are some special acupuncture points on the human body and ears which are responsible for creating the effect of relaxation, managing pain, enhancing the self-healing abilities of the person, activating the pain blocking controls in the brain, and calming down the nervous system. The ear is an amazing map of the entire body – each small area directly corresponds to every body organ and functional system. There are also functional areas – corresponding to analgesia, anti-gagging, addiction elimination, etc. The points on the body work in a conjunction with the ear points to create a desired effect. Each person is unique in his/her ability to cope with disease and healing, therefore the acupuncture treatment we select is unique for each individual case. Acupuncture can be safely used with the pain management medication, if choosen, therefore reducing the amount of medication administered, reducing swelling, and speeding up the recovery process.