A lot has been buzzed on the potential health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD). This natural compound of cannabis is said to help relieve pain caused by variety of conditions; however, very little has been said about its potential to relieve dental pain. Even though not much research has been dedicated whether CBD can help alleviate toothaches but there are evidences supporting the use of cannabis in dealing with dental pain.
What Causes Toothaches
Toothache is something very unpleasant to experience. A toothache can be caused by a variety of factors including dental impaction, referred pain, tooth decay, dental procedures, injuries, and gum disease. A toothache can also be caused by referred pain from other parts of the body including the ears and sinuses. According to an article in the British Journal of Pain, tooth pain is caused by multiple factors and conditions.
Does CBD Help With Toothaches
CBD, one of the many active compounds found in cannabis plants, has been shown to help alleviate pain in a number of research studies. The compound achieves this by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
CBD, have powerful anti-inflammatory properties according to research findings. Through its interaction with the ECS, CBD may help relieve inflammation, by blocking the release of chemicals that lead to inflammation in the first place. This could mean reduced swelling and pain in the affected tooth for those suffering from toothache.
In addition to its potential to strengthen the immune system, CBD is also known to have antibacterial properties that may help ease dental infections; and with it, provide relief for dental pain.