A fascinating animal study in Brazil also looked at periodontitis in rats, and how CBD can help to improve weak dental bones. The rats treated with CBD oil for their bone loss had fewer biochemical inflammatory agents and less bone loss than the rats which had not been treated with CBD oil. Naturally, more studies need to take place for any solid conclusions in this area yet, but the signs are promising.
As with other health benefits related to CBD usage, an overall holistic approach to health is recommended when using CBD oil for tooth infections, aches, or discomfort.
So, how does CBD oil for tooth pain work, exactly? Does CBD oil help teeth? As we know, CBD works by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), helping to lower the body’s natural response to inflammation.
Anyone who’s ever suffered at some stage knows tooth pain can be one of the most excruciating annoyances in life, if not cared for correctly. However, what most people do not know is that there are a number of holistic practices and remedies (as well as the obvious brush, floss, and dentist check-ups), which can vastly improve overall dental health. CBD comes into this bracket – with evidence proving that it can help to both protect teeth and alleviate tooth pain.
Please note: smoking cannabis, much like smoking tobacco is detrimental to your dental and gum health. If you’ve recently had to have dental surgery, and this is the reason for your tooth pain, we strongly advise using a CBD oil to soothe, not using the cannabis plant itself.
Holistic dentists understand that there are many safe and natural ways to take care of your oral health. A very popular compound right now known as cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is making waves online and throughout the country because of its numerous health benefits. In many cases, cannabidiol is known for its positive effects for seizure patients. However, did you know it also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties?
By including CBD oil in your oral care routine, you can defend yourself against oral bacteria, particularly Streptococcus mutans. While more testing is needed, it is shown to have positive effects against inflammation and decay associated with cavities.
Gum disease most commonly appears due to poor oral hygiene, however, some people are more susceptible to it based on their genetics as well. The most common culprit is dental plaque that is left on the teeth and gums, which causes inflammation and irritation. This leads to the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. After enough time, it can develop into a more serious form known as periodontitis which damages the tooth and bone holding it in place, eventually resulting in tooth loss.
TMJ is a disorder revolving around the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. It is characterized by pain and discomfort caused by erosion, inflammation and displacement. This condition typically results in chronic jaw pain, popping or clicking of the jaw, difficulty chewing and jaw locking.
A common cause of decay is oral bacteria, which releases plaque acids after consuming starches or sugars in the mouth. This common bacteria, known as Streptococcus mutans, erodes enamel and creates cavities in your teeth. As this cavity increases in size, so does the passage for bacteria to reach deeper into the tooth. If bacteria reaches the pulp, it can easily cause an infection, which leads to pain, sensitivity and the need for expensive root canal therapy later.
You see, when you smoke, your mouth becomes dried out, causing the bacteria in your mouth to thrive. Another potential downfall? The potential to damage your lungs. In the case of vaping, there’s also potential for your vape to explode in your mouth, which has happened in several cases in recent years.
Ultimately, CBD is safe if you choose to try it. In fact, there’s even CBD toothpaste out there! But if you choose to try it, it’s important to remember that some products include some undesirable side effects.
Posted by Taylor Girardi on May 31 2020, 07:30 PM
But is it good for you? That’s the question many people are asking, especially now that it is so readily available. Bottom line? While cannabidiol appears to be safe to ingest, some of the means by which it is ingested may not be as good for the teeth as others.
And then there are edibles that contain CBD; they can be packed with sugar just like gummies.
Dr. Abelar recommends if you are going to take a CBD gummy or any other CBD edible, you should brush your teeth thoroughly after consuming.
It seems you can’t go anywhere in the United States without hearing about CBD. What is CBD? It’s short for “cannabidiol,” and it’s a compound located in the cannabis sativa plant that is said to promote feelings of relaxation and calm, without the high of cannabis. Cannabidiol does not contain THC, so it does not give users the “high” feeling of marijuana. Plus, CBD is legal in many states, unlike marijuana, so it is more widely available than marijuana.