Analgesic effects of acupuncture on pain after mandibular wisdom tooth extraction

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Title

Analgesic effects of acupuncture on pain after mandibular wisdom tooth extraction

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Journal Publication

Date

2000

volume

25(2)

pages

109-115

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

We evaluated the analgesic effects of acupuncture on postoperative pain by comparing patients who underwent routine tooth extraction alone (control group) and those who underwent tooth extraction in combination with acupuncture (experimental group) by the random allocation method. As teeth easy to extract. requiring no gingival incision (grade A) or those difficult to extract, requiring gingival incision or bone cutting (grade B). As local anesthesia, 1.8 ml or 3.6 ml of 2% xylocaine was used. The LI.4, Hegu on both sides and ST.7, Xiaguan and ST.6, Jiache on the affected side were selected. Low frequency electrical acupuncture was performed. When acupuncture was used in combination with tooth extraction, 3 of 22 patients did not develop postoperative pain. In patients with wisdom teeth difficult to extract (grade B), acupuncture used in combination with local anesthesia decreased postoperative pain

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Frequency of Treatment

N/A

Time in Treatment

1 Day

has health condition studied

Anesthesia and Analgesia

has study population number

22

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