Toothache Troubles: Acupuncture and Toothaches


acupuncture for tooth painAre you struggling with toothaches and sensitivity? In my Wilmington, NC office, I often see clients with dental sensitivities. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors, from tooth decay to oral infections. However, some dental pain and discomfort is caused by other ear, nose, and throat problems, such as ear infections. In that case, dental pain is sometimes referred to as “radiating pain,” because it originates in other areas of the body. Some individuals may suffer from toothaches because they have a natural sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages.

In acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, pain results from an imbalance of qi, or bodily energy within all the body’s systems. Dental pain is associated with several potential issues, from inequities in the kidneys to issues regarding the stomach, depending on the individual’s qi and medical conditions. The goal of any acupuncture treatment plan is to re-balance the qi and restore harmony to the body. Acupuncture can be safely used in combination with Western medicine and dental treatments to help relieve your pain and discomfort without concern about drug interactions and other complications. Alternative therapies like oregano oil, a natural antibacterial, may be used alongside acupuncture to relieve your oral pain; garlic, like oregano oil, is sometimes used to alleviate toothaches, because of its natural antioxidant properties. There are a variety of natural resources and treatment plans available to address toothaches and other nagging pain symptoms.

In our Wilmington, NC office, we design individualized treatment plans for each of our clients, created to address their unique symptoms and concerns. Whatever kind of dental discomfort you are experiencing, acupuncture may be a suitable therapy for you. Call us today to make your appointment.


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