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Acupuncture has a long historical background and has been used in China for thousands of years, providing surprising positive results for many conditions. Here at Portmore, our Dental Therapists use acupuncture techniques based on western medical principles.

Acupuncture is a fantastic accompaniment to traditional dental treatment, which is suitable for the majority of patients. It can help patients with pain management, dental anxiety and increase comfort during treatment. It has also proven to be effective at treating prominent gag reflect and symptoms associated with TMJ/TMD pain, clicking and locking.

Studies have shown that acupuncture and pressure used in gag reflex can be incredibly effective, and in some cases instant. If we are able to help you with gag reflex, you will be able to tolerate examinations, x-rays and treatment better. In turn, we can improve the diagnosis and treatment provided for you where it may have been restricted in the past.

In addition, the muscles in your face and jaw can become tense over a period of time and this can cause anything from a full daily ache, to sharp pain on opening wide, such as when you are having dental treatment. We are able to provide a tailored series of treatments to ease the ache of muscles. This ensures your future dental treatments are comfortable and has also shown to ease the headaches that you may not realise are caused by TMJ pain.

Acupuncture can be integrated into your dental treatment or used as stand alone treatment where appropriate. Your therapist will take a detailed history and work alongside your dentist to create a bespoke treatment plan.

Many of us can find just visiting the dentist stress inducing, we strive to provide a relaxing environment for you at every visit as we work to relieving anxiety and stress. We combine treatment with bespoke selected essential oils to provide a unique dental experience.

Please talk to a member of the team for more information.

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