Toothaches are no joke so don’t try to treat this on your own. We recommend asking for a dentist’s diagnosis before doing any form of self-treatment.
Medical marijuana has been used for treating numerous conditions but with the legalization of CBD, CBD products are becoming more and more popular with general use. There are even CBD toothpaste and CBD rinses for everyday oral health which is very interesting. If you’re still skeptical then read on as we’ll show you why CBD is good for your dental health.
Cannabinoids in particular aren’t perfect and they are known to harbor some side effects. According to the DOH  (Department of Health) CBD can lead to side effects like:
Of course, no trials have been made on humans so we really can’t say for sure that the same case applies to us.
CBD is known to help reduce anxiety  and it has shown to have potential in treating anxiety disorders as well. In the case of your toothache, you are less likely to get sick from tooth infection since your immune system is much stronger.
Non- odontogenic pain on the other hand can result in toothache but the source does not start from the tooth. As such it is much broader in scope and treatments will differ depending on the source of the pain. If the nature of the cause is bacterial sinusitis then analgesics, saline irrigation, and even antibiotics might be used.
No. CBD products are approved by the FDA  provided they have a THC content of less than 0.3%
Every time you eat food, the byproducts are metabolized by the bacteria in your mouth, which leads to lower pH levels. This can contribute to the demineralization of the teeth, which is how cavities form. Eating and drinking too often prevent the teeth from re-mineralizing or re-building their structure. Unfortunately, CBD isn’t able to directly stimulate remineralization because it’s not a building block for the process.
While CBD won’t fix underlying dental problems, it’s a versatile tool for the management of toothaches and other dental issues. CBD has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects on the body due to its relationship with the endocannabinoid system. It may help reduce inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of your pain. However, if you want to reach the underlying cause — such as a cavity — and deal with your toothache for good, only your dentist can diagnose and cure it.
CBD for Teeth Grinding
The research into the use of CBD for dental pain is scarce. One study from the University of Uberaba in Brazil analyzed the effects of CBD on dental bones of rats with induced periodontitis. The authors confirmed that the rats treated with CBD oil had less bone loss and lower inflammation markers than the control group (1).
Infections are actually one of the biggest causes of toothaches. They affect both the gums and surrounding bones, causing much damage if left neglected. When the tooth is referred from another area of the body, such as ears or sinuses, this may also contribute to dental pain.
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease involves an infection of the gums triggered by the build-up of plaque around the teeth. That build-up is fueled by the bacteria that occupy the mouth. If left unattended, it can lead to pain, swelling, and bleeding in the gums. In extreme cases, it may even result in tooth loss.
Many people dislike going to the dentist, and some may become extremely anxious about it. Some dentists recommend that such patients take CBD oil before their visit, not only to calm the patient’s nervousness, but also speed up the healing process after a dental procedure. Continuing to take it after the visit will relieve the pain and inflammation caused by dental work. An added bonus is that CBD oil has very few side effects, unlike other anti-inflammatories and painkillers on the market.
Infections, such as abscesses, are probably the biggest causes of toothaches. Abscesses affect both the gums and surrounding bones and can cause a lot of damage if left untreated.
The simple solution to dry mouth is to drink more water than usual, or use a mouthwash specifically manufactured to increase saliva production. Chewing gum containing xylitol is helpful as well. If you’re having a problem with a dry mouth, avoid alcohol, tea, and coffee, as these drinks will make the problem worse.
CBD for Dentist-Related Anxiety
To understand the link between CBD and dental pain, we need to first examine what causes toothaches. Then we’ll be able to look at how CBD may be able to help.
One of the known side effects of CBD ingestion is a dry mouth. This is more likely when inhaling or swallowing CBD. The reason for this side effect is that CBD reacts with the cannabinoid receptors found in the salivary glands, causing saliva excretion to slow down. Obviously, this is an undesirable side effect, because we need saliva to help keep our teeth clean and prevent cavity formation.
CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors, which are found mainly in the central nervous system. Some of these are linked to the immune system, and CBD helps lower its inflammatory response. This reduction of inflammation helps decrease the tooth pain.
Apply the CBD oil directly to the painful area in the mouth. Whether you use an oral spray, oil, or tincture, topical application like this is safe and fast-acting. Capsules are another option.