Post Dental Blues

Dental Blues
It is not uncommon after seeing the dentist to feel out of sorts. Dental work enables us to keep our teeth and gums healthy in the long term. Receiving dental work requires that we surrender to drilling, drugs and discomfort. Keeping our mouths open for extended periods of time causes stress to the face, sinuses, head, jaw and neck. You may develop muscle spasms resulting in a stiff neck or have difficulty eating crunchy foods.

Novocain and antibiotics  spare you pain and infection, but can create indigestion and challenge your immune system, sometimes leading to a cold, sore throat or secondary illness.  Dental injections and drilling also rattle the nervous system, which is why you might experience a headache after a procedure. Additionally, bacteria may be introduced into the mouth and sometimes leads to canker sores post treatment. It’s a wonder that people actually drag themselves to the dentist, but then again we all know that the alternative is not good.

Each of these challenges is a form of trauma (minor or major.)  Acupuncture is a great tool to help you recover.   By balancing the flow of Qi or energy in the body, acupuncture facilitates healing.  Muscle spasms become memories.  Trauma and it’s commiserate pain are softened.  Detoxification is supported and the immune system is strengthened.

Five Element Acupuncture supports the health of the mind, body and spirit to come into balance following dentistry and at any time in your life.  Schedule an acupuncture treatment after you’ve seen the dentist.  Turn your dental blues into distant memories.  Call us at 973.509.8464 • 212.529.1901 or book on line to schedule an appointment.