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420 with CNW — How Cannabis Can Help with Oral Health

Cannabis has attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to its potent and rather versatile therapeutic properties. States with medical cannabis programs allow patients suffering from at least one out of more than 20 qualifying conditions to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes, indicating marijuana’s wide range of medical applications.

Furthermore, researchers are constantly working to further cannabis science and understand precisely how it delivers its benefits to develop safe cannabis-derived medications for various health issues. Surprisingly, cannabis may also have some applications in oral health, particularly in terms of managing dental pain and anxiety.

It is a known fact that cannabis can be effective against chronic pain. A large portion of recreational users and medical cannabis patients use the plant to address pain-related conditions. Furthermore, researchers have noted a possible reduction in opioid prescriptions in states with legal cannabis markets as people turn to cannabis as an alternative for pain relief.

This makes cannabis a possible option for alleviating pain caused by dental issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 40% of U.S. adults experience some kind of dental pain every year. In extreme cases, dental pain can cause or exacerbate mental issues, including depression, and significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. Although cannabis may be a temporary solution to most dental issues, it has the ability to inhibit pain of most kinds and could be helpful in treating dental pain.

Cannabis extract CBD (cannabidiol) is specifically known for its pain-relieving properties, especially when paired with another extract called THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that could make it effective at treating and promoting the healing of common dental conditions like canker sores.

Some cannabinoids have antibacterial properties that could allow for the development of cannabis-based products to minimize the effects of dangerous oral bacteria and reduce the risk of oral diseases. On top of that, marijuana’s anti-anxiety effects at low doses can also help to alleviate the anxiety many people feel before a dentist appointment.

Around 36% of Americans are estimated to have a fear of dental treatment, and 12% report having an extreme fear of dental treatments. Given how important regular dental appointments are to maintaining dental health and overall physical and mental health, it is crucial that everyone visits a dentist at least once every year for a checkup.

For people with anxiety prior to dentist visits, cannabis can help alleviate their anxiety, calm their fears and allow them to successfully complete dental exams.

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