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CBD Oil For Tooth Pain

There is barely anyone who has not experienced tooth pain in their lives. It is a pretty common problem. The problem is especially common among children and older adults. Tooth pain may be of varying intensity from mild to almost intolerable. It may be constant or even throbbing. It might cause headaches, and other health issues.

Tooth pain can be excruciating, affecting one’s ability to eat, speak, and concentrate. While traditional treatments like pain medication or dental procedures offer relief to some, many individuals seek alternative remedies with fewer side effects.

CBD oil is known to have painkilling action. Of course, it is not a good choice for acute tooth pain, which may be quite severe. In such cases, CBD may only help when used along with other medications. However, CBD oil for tooth pain may be quite a good choice for chronic toothache that may occur for many reasons.

Understanding Toothache

Toothache typically arises from various underlying dental conditions, including dental caries (tooth decay), gum disease, tooth fractures, dental abscesses, or dental trauma. Dental caries, resulting from the demineralization of tooth enamel by acid-producing bacteria, are among the leading causes of toothache. When left untreated, dental caries can progress, leading to deeper tooth decay, pulp inflammation, and toothache.

Health risks associated with untreated toothache extend beyond localized discomfort. Prolonged and untreated toothache may lead to complications such as dental abscesses, pulpitis (inflammation of the tooth pulp), or periodontal disease.

Dental abscesses, characterized by localized accumulation of pus within the tooth or surrounding tissues, pose significant health risks if left untreated. The infection may spread to neighbouring structures, including the jawbone and sinuses, or even into the bloodstream, leading to systemic complications such as sepsis or endocarditis.

Furthermore, untreated toothache can impair oral functions, affecting chewing ability, speech articulation, and overall nutritional intake, potentially resulting in malnutrition or systemic health issues.

Moreover, untreated dental pain can have adverse psychological impacts, contributing to anxiety, stress, and diminished quality of life. Chronic dental pain may disrupt sleep patterns, leading to sleep disturbances and fatigue.

This extended discussion aims to raise awareness regarding various health risks posed by untreated tooth pain. Further, it is vital to understand tooth pain is also about more significant stress, anxiety, and sleep issues. Hence, any treatment must focus on managing tooth pain and overcoming the other problems caused by such prolonged distress.

CBD Oil for Tooth Pain Relief

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates functions such as pain perception, inflammation, and immune response. The good thing about CBD is that it can help alleviate so many issues. CBD has been shown to possess analgesic properties, which may help alleviate tooth pain by inhibiting pain signals in the nervous system. Moreover, CBD works on the central nervous system. In many instances, chronic toothache is due to nerve damage and not just because of local inflammation. However, of course, inflammation is always there in any kind of toothache. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with dental issues. Of course, it is not better than anti-inflammatory drugs and must be used along with those medications. However, it can potentiate their effect. Further, it is no secret that tooth pain causes anxiety. CBD’s anxiolytic effects may help calm nerves and promote relaxation, easing the psychological burden of toothaches. This anxiolytic effect may also explain how CBD oil for jaw pain works.

How to Use CBD Oil for Tooth Pain?

Several methods can be considered when utilising CBD oil for alleviating tooth pain. Sublingual use involves placing a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue and holding it for 30-60 seconds before ingesting.

Sublingual CBD use results in rapid absorption of cannabinoids, thereby offering quick pain relief. Of course, any such effect would be mild. Therefore, do not use CBD as a replacement for medical drugs. Instead, use it along with other treatments.

Of course, another effective way to enjoy CBD’s benefits is by using CBD pens. However, they are only for those who already smoke or vape. If you do not smoke or vape, we do not encourage you to get started, as vaping has its downsides. Although vaping is much safer than smoking, it is still harmful to the lungs.

There are a few other secrets to better pain relief using CBD. Remember that CBD has a long half-life. It means that though it might not work well from the very first dose, it may help start working gradually.

Further, remember that CBD products with THC have a higher analgesic effect. Even minute amounts of THC present in CBD oil or legal vape pens can potentiate its painkilling action.

The Bottom Line

Above all, it is vital to understand that chronic tooth pain differs from acute pain. In chronic pain, there are many other factors like stress, anxiety, disturbed sleep, and changes in brain chemicals. It is no secret that chronic pains are difficult to explain solely based on local inflammation. Thus, CBD can help quite well in such cases due to its impact on many body functions.

Dr Preet Pal Singh Bhinder

This article was authored by: Dr. Preet Pal Singh Bhinder.

This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.

Disclaimer: All of our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. It is recommended to check with doctor before starting a new dietary supplement program. All CBD products sold have less than 0.2% THC content and abide by both EU an UK law.

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