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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Acupuncture In The Management Of Acute Dental Pain.
Author: Grillo, Cássia Maria
Wada, Ronaldo Seichi
da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Maria
Abstract: Acute dental pain is the main reason for seeking dental services to provide urgent dental care; there is consensus about the use of alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, to control dental pain in pre-dental care. This study aimed to evaluate the use of acupuncture in reducing the intensity of acute dental pain in pre-dental care in patients waiting for emergency dental care, and was conducted at the After-Hours Emergency Dental Clinic of Piracicaba Dental School, and at the Emergency Center Dental Specialties I in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The sample consisted of 120 patients. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was used to measure pain intensity. All patients underwent one session of acupuncture; the points LI4, ST44 and CV23 were selected and were used alone or in combinations. Reduction in pain was observed in 120 patients (mean initial VAS=6.558±1.886, p<0; mean final VAS=0.962±2.163, p<0.00001). The results of this study indicate that acupuncture analgesia could be a technical adjunct to pain control in patients with acute dental pain, contributing to the restoration of health with social benefit.
Subject: Acupuncture Analgesia
Acupuncture Points
Acute Pain
Aged, 80 And Over
Middle Aged
Pain Management
Pain Measurement
Young Adult
Acupuncture Analgesia
Alternative Medicine
Citation: Journal Of Acupuncture And Meridian Studies. v. 7, n. 2, p. 65-70, 2014-Apr.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jams.2013.03.005
Date Issue: 2014
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