Dental Acupuncture in Westchester County, NY
Materials Sensitivity Testing and Effective Pain Relief
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain and anxiety. It works with the body’s own pain control mechanisms, stimulating the release of endorphins which block the pain signals in the brain. It is so effective that we have some patients for whom acupuncture treatment is preferred instead of a local anesthetic. Many patients are comfortable with a local anesthetic and acupuncture used as an adjunct. For some, we will also use acupuncture in combination with nitrous oxide and/or oral sedation. As a holistic dental practice, we employ acupuncture in Westchester County, NY, in other ways as well.
The Relationship Between The Mouth & The Whole Body
Conditions in the mouth have a profound potential to reflect and influence the health of the whole person. Disruptions to the flow of energy through the mouth may affect remote regions of the body. What’s more, disruptions elsewhere may manifest in the mouth. These relationships are a result of communication between the Acupuncture Meridians and the teeth. We will treat your mouth considering the dental acupuncture relationships with your whole body for optimal health.
As a dental acupuncturist and holistic dentist, Dr. Lerner screens patients for sensitivity to materials in their teeth. Additionally, we also screen for potential sensitivity to materials we are considering using in their treatment. The simplest test is to screen with Applied Kinesiology on acupuncture points to determine if the body might respond adversely to the material.
When appropriate, we can also order blood tests such as a BioComp Screening for sensitivity to dental materials. This is similar to the Clifford Test, which is unavailable in NY state.
Find Out More About Dental Acupuncture in Westchester County, NY!
To experience our exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns, an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage, low-radiation digital x-rays, and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
This is a comprehensive chart based on the original work of Rheinhold Voll, M.D., which illustrates the relationship between the teeth and the rest of the body. It is an essential reference for understanding the influence of diseased teeth and chronic health conditions. More is described in my book, “The Dental Connection” which is available on Amazon for purchase or as a complimentary gift to new patients in our office.
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.