This relatively new term refers to a clicking or popping sound in the temporomandibular joint that can cause much pain. The joint connects the jawbone to the skull. It can become inflamed due to a range of factors: a bad bite, teeth grinding, poor orthodontics, compromised facial development, trauma to the jaw, or sleep issues.
According to a 2020 review published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, CBD is immune-suppressive and anti-inflammatory (2). Moreover, cannabinoids have been mentioned in the scientific literature as novel anti-inflammatories that could be used in the management of pain that is difficult to treat (3–4).
CBD for TMJ/TMD
Again, while not a common product, CBD toothpaste combines everything you need to relieve dental pain. On top of the CBD, toothpaste contains a fat base and additional soothing ingredients such as menthol. CBD toothpaste is considered topical because it is applied directly to the problematic area. As mentioned, you make your own CBD-infused toothpaste by simply adding CBD oil to your regular toothpaste, or from scratch, using a combination of coconut oil, CBD oil, baking soda, and peppermint drops.
Even so, the best practice to determine your personal optimal dosage is to try it. First, make sure to consult your doctor to avoid potential CBD-drug interactions. Then, start with a low dose of, say, 5–10 mg CBD daily, and monitor the effects over the course of one week. From there, gradually increase the dose until you find your sweet spot.
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Got a toothache? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a chemical extracted from hemp plants that doesn’t give you a high and can be used for pain relief. While there have not been many tests or studies done on using CBD oil for oral or dental pain, you can still try using it to see if it works for you. Start by choosing a high-quality CBD oil product for the most effective treatment. After that, apply the oil directly to your tooth or swallow the product to start feeling relief. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before starting CBD and discuss long-term treatment with your dentist!