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How To Deal With Dental Pain Without Taking Drugs

Dentist Blog

How do you combat dental pain? Some people deal with it by choosing the unorthodox (and dangerous) method of avoiding dental consultations. Of course, there are also conventional dental pain management techniques such as the use of anesthesia or prescription painkillers. However, there are other non-medical routes that you can take such as:

Electronic Anesthesia

Electronic anesthesia achieves the same effect as conventional anesthesia, but without the administration of drugs. It can take several forms. For example, electrodes can be attached to your cheeks (over the injured tooth) to deliver electrical current and numb the area. An alternative version involves passing electrical current into your brain to make you feel more relaxed.


You feel more pain when tensed up as compared to when you are relaxed. The tension increases your heartbeat and breathing rate, which increases the sensitivity of your brain's pain receptors. In addition, but you tissues (including the oral ones) also tighten up. The result is that you feel more pain than you would when relaxed.

There are several relaxation techniques that can help lower your level of pain such as:

  • Progressive muscle relaxation – you sit comfortably, focus on yourself and relax your muscles (consciously) from one extreme end of your body to another.  
  • Deep breathing – this helps by filling up your lungs (and your body) with oxygen, which increases your comfort levels.


In this context, hypnosis involves relaxing your body so much that you become unaware of physical stimuli. According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, it is not yet clear how hypnosis works, but it does work on some people. Some people can hypnotize themselves after much practice, but you can usually get the best results if you do it under guidance from a trained hypnotist.

Being Candid with the Dentist

Sometimes you may be able to control your fear simply by opening up to the dentist. There are many things that can cause you dental pain if you choose to keep them to yourself. For example, if you have sensitive teeth, then there are teeth whitening products or techniques that may feel painful. Merely informing your dentist about your teeth sensitivity may alleviate the problem because he or she will switch to a gentler product.

These pain management techniques have varying degrees of success. In addition, not all of them may work on your dental pain. They are generally safe, but as usual, you can increase your safety level by making sure that any pain treatment you receive is offered by a qualified dental office like Empire Dental Braces.


24 February 2015