December 20, 2019
Many patients report that gum massage is helpful to alleviate what they describe as significant dental pain. One technique told to LymePedia by a patient used light pressure on the gums using the pad of the forefinger rotated in a counterclockwise fashion on the gum area adjacent to each tooth.
Patients generally report more significant pain relief with massage of the outer gum. An experienced professional lymph drainage specialist recommends that both the inner and out gums should be lightly massage only after lymph massage in the supraclavicular, sternocleidomastoid, and midface region is first massaged to “open up” lymph channels.
There are no high-quality controlled studies in the mainstream medical literature supporting this technique to alleviate dental pain. All patient with tooth pain should present to a qualified dentist urgently.