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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
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 And Over
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pain Management
Pain Measurement
Toothache
Young Adult
Acupuncture Analgesia
Alternative Medicine
Dentistry
Toothache
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jams.2013.03.005
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24745864
Date Issue: 2014
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