Bite problems and temporomandibular disorders, or TMD can cause muscle tension and pain in the jaw joints. Over time, patients can experience difficulty eating and speaking or a “locked jaw” that suddenly becomes difficult to open and close. CBD oil has been shown to reduce inflammation around the jaw joints, allowing the muscles to relax and release tension.
We offer hemp-derived Plus CBD Oil™, an agriculturally based product that provides safe and legal treatment. Plus CBD Oil™ is non-psychotoxic, producing no euphoric side effects associated with cannabis.
CBD Oil for Jaw Pain
CBD oil has become more widely accepted and used in the medical community as a treatment for anxiety, including dental anxiety that may prevent you from maintaining your oral health.
We work with anxious patients on an individual basis to evaluate needs and ensure that they feel comfortable, safe and relaxed during their dental care in our office. CBD oil can help you to feel calmer and reduce inflammatory side effects of dental treatments for an improved patient experience.
Levesque Dentistry is committed to providing our patients with leading dental care, including the latest treatment modalities for addressing dental health-related concerns. Dr. Vogel and Dr. Levesque offer CBD oil as an alternative treatment option for a range of concerns related to inflammation, anxiety and sleep disorders.
The medical community is yet to determine the exact causes of TMJ disorders. However, some of the causes that contribute to muscle tightness and dysfunction include the following:
You need to get medical treatment if you have tenderness or persistent pain in your jaw. Also, you should visit a doctor if you can’t open or close your jaw completely. Your dentist or doctor should be able to discuss the causes and possible treatments for your TMJ condition. Note that, in most cases, TMJ disorders often go away without treatment.
How Do TMJ Disorders Develop?
You can identify whether you are suffering from TMJ based on if you are experiencing the following:
Note that your doctor will do an examination of your jaw to identify any swelling or tenderness before diagnosing a TMJ disorder. Also, your doctor will rely on imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, and CT scans of the jaw to identify any underlying problems. In general, TMJ disorders are often difficult to diagnose, and there are no standard tests yet in place to diagnose the condition.
Some of the possible effects of using CBD, whether as oils or edibles, include the following.