نوع مقاله : Original Article(s)
1 استادیار، گروه جراحی دهان، فک و صورت، مرکز تحقیقات دندانی پرفسور ترابینژاد، دانشکدهی دندانپزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران.
2 دندانپزشک، اصفهان، ایران.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Pain control is important for dentists. NSAID drugs are prevalent and effective analgesic effect, but they have numerous side effects. In this study, an analgesic effect of acupuncture reduces pain and Ibuprofen consumption after surgery was surveyed.Methods: 15 patients that needed two similarly difficult wisdom teeth surgery of both jaws. For study LI4, P6, St7 and St6 acupoints were stimulated by acupuncture needles in one surgery and for placebo acupuncture needles were randomly placed with insufficient depth. After local anesthesia operation was performed. The pain rate, in terms of VAS index, and the numbers of consumed Ibuprofen, at 6, 12, 24 and 48 hours after the surgery were recorded. To do so, we contacted patients by phone and interviewed them.Finding: Regarding the reported post operative pain was lower in study group, but no significant statistical difference was observed. Total amount of consumed Ibuprofen 48 hour after surgery in study group was 2.2 and in placebo group was 3.36 , showed a noticeable decrease in the study group (P = 0.015).Conclusion: Due to an observed reduction in Ibuprofen consumption after the surgery in the study group compared to the placebo group, we conclude that acupuncture is an alternative method in controlling pain for patients with stomach problems.