Discussions of the health benefits of cannabinoids like Cannabidiol (CBD) most often center on chronic conditions, including chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. However, they have also shown to help alleviate everyday ailments like toothaches. Most toothaches happen because of pulpitis, an infection in the tooth.
The pulp is the soft area in the center of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. We can feel heat, cold and touch in our teeth because of the pulp in them. The pulp also causes pain when it becomes injured or infected. Flossing and brushing regularly to remove irritating food particles, may help reduce toothache. Using pain relievers may also provide temporary relief, but it is best to limit use of topical medications containing benzocaine like Orajel.
Medications used to treat toothaches include Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and Orajel. Each medication contains negative side effects that include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sweating, numbness in hands and feet, blurred
vision, ringing in the ears, ankle swelling, abdominal pain, nausea, fast heartbeat, light headedness, and shortness of breath.
Orajel used in the mouth may cause a condition in which the oxygen in your body tissues can become dangerously low. This is a potentially fatal condition called methemoglobinemia. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects.
Studies show that CBD may help reduce pain and inflammation in an affected tooth by interacting with cannabinoid receptors. Some of these receptors have a link to the immune system and lower its response when they encounter CBD. Since our bodies create inflammation for immune purposes, the CBD reduces the inflammation they make, easing the pain and swelling associated with a toothache in the process.
We always recommend visiting a medical professional if you have a long-lasting or severe toothache. You can use CBD to make toothache pain more manageable, but only a dentist can address the cause.
If your level of pain is & lt 4/7 you can take our AHS 750mg Essential Tincture Oil. If your level of pain is & gt 8/10 you can take our AHS 1500mg Isolate Tincture Oil. For best results drop the CBD oil on a cotton swab and apply to affected tooth and gums.
Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new regimen. Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.