Acupuncture In Dentistry

Acupuncture In DentistryWe are proud to offer acupuncture to treat dental pain and dental anxiety. Acupuncture is a safe and effective method to relieve stress, pain, discomfort, and disorder and allows us to offer a holistic approach to your oral health care.


Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the careful insertion of hair-thin needles into certain pressure points of your body. By inserting the needles into these pressure points, the body’s nervous and immune system is stimulated to promote healing and restore proper function to the body. This kind of biochemical change stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.

Some patients report feeling relaxed after treatment or full of energy depending on which pressure points are triggered.

Acupuncture is widely accepted among the medical community and for over 20 years research has shown that acupuncture is an effective pain relief treatment option, for both acute and chronic pain. Commonly treated areas and conditions include pain, injury, asthma, repetitive strain, osteoarthritis, migraines, tendonitis, and more.

Many dentists all over the world who have adopted acupuncture as a technique to manage pain caused by a toothache, gum disease, help relax gag reflex during treatments, reduce dental anxiety, as well as other dental disorders and procedures because there are minimal risks or side effects.

Acupuncture and Dentistry

The FDI World Dental Federation has already adopted a resolution confirming the use of acupuncture in dentistry. The FDI World Dental Federation is an organization of dentists all over the world and they gather yearly to discuss issues surrounding dentistry, dental practices, and other related fields.

The organization considered the use of acupuncture as a sensible supplement aid to current dental practices, both as an analgesic and for addressing various dental disorders. Acupuncture is proven to balance the meridians, reduce swelling, reduce cortisol levels, improve healing, provide drainage, and relieve the damaged organ systems and myofascial system from the effects of chronic oral disease and toxic material overload.

Dental patients’ responses to acupuncture have been overwhelmingly positive.

It is important to note that not all dentists can administer acupuncture to their patients. They need to have a thorough knowledge and experience in acupuncture. We are fortunate to have employed professional acupuncturists to ensure quality care for our patients.

Acupuncture service is an added feature that boosts Lanap and Implant Center’s reputation of using holistic treatment methods to ensure that the patients’ overall health is supported every step of the way. Lanap and Implant Center takes pride in utilizing acupuncture before, during, and after dental procedures. During your consultation, we will discuss if acupuncture is ideal for your condition and treatment. Dr. D and his team at Lanap and Implant Center have just one goal in mind: and that is to give the highest quality of dental care possible by giving holistic treatment methods.