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what is Dental Pain?

Gina’s Advice

At Acupuncture of Columbia, our passion is helping you rediscover the joys of a life free from chronic pain or illness. With our expert practitioners and individualized treatment plans, we’re dedicated to guiding you on your journey towards holistic healing. If you’re ready to take the first step in addressing your pain or chronic condition, don’t hesitate to book an appointment with us. Experience the transformative power of acupuncture and let us help you reclaim your health and wellbeing. Together, we can chart a course towards a pain-free, healthier life.


Dental pain is a prevalent and distressing condition that affects individuals of all ages. It encompasses a range of discomforts that originate from various dental issues, including tooth decay, gum disease, dental infections, tooth fractures, or dental procedures. Dental pain can manifest in different forms, such as persistent toothaches, sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli, swelling and inflammation around the affected tooth, discomfort while biting or chewing, gum tenderness or bleeding, facial pain, or jaw stiffness.

The causes of dental pain can vary, but they often involve damage or irritation to the nerves and tissues within the tooth or surrounding structures. Tooth decay, which occurs when bacteria erode the enamel and reach the inner layers of the tooth, is a common cause of dental pain. Gum disease, characterized by inflammation and infection of the gums, can lead to gum recession, tooth sensitivity, and pain. Dental infections, such as abscesses, can result from untreated decay or trauma, causing severe pain and swelling.


  • Persistent toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold stimuli
  • Swelling and inflammation around the affected tooth
  • Discomfort while biting or chewing
  • Gum tenderness or bleeding
  • Facial pain or jaw stiffness


Acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for managing dental pain and promoting oral health. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, the body’s natural healing mechanisms can be activated, providing relief from pain, reducing inflammation, and supporting overall well-being.

Benefits of acupuncture for dental pain include:

Acupuncture helps to alleviate dental pain by promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving substances in the body.

Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation in the affected area, aiding in the healing process and reducing swelling.

Acupuncture can help restore balance to the body and improve overall oral health by addressing underlying imbalances and promoting optimal functioning.

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