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CBD and Holistic Dentistry? Understanding the Potential.

added on: August 24, 2020
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By now, you probably have already heard of CBD, which is short for cannabidiol. It’s derived from the hemp plant or a cultivar of the Cannabis Sativa plant. However, CBD doesn’t have THC or psychoactive effects compared to regular cannabis. CBD is entirely legal, sold online, and in stores across the country. Have you tried CBD before? What was the outcome? We’re so curious to hear how this special oil can impact people’s lives in ways they never imagined. At our holistic and biological family dental office in Wilmington, we offer CBD oils to patients to make them part of their personal well-being regimen. Let’s take a little look at some of the significant benefits that CBD could bring to biological and holistic family dentistry.

#1 – Controlling Inflammation

One of the reasons CBD has exploded in popularity recently is some people are finding it effective at treating inflammation. It’s anti-inflammatory powers and capabilities could be essential to a dentist, especially following any type of oral surgery or dental implant procedures. This 2017 study found CDB to be effective in reducing the force of inflammation in its earliest phases before it can become a more painful issue.

As your Wilmington holistic and biological family dentist, we’ve seen a lot of patients with varying stages of gum or periodontal disease. CBD treatments might be used following your hygiene cleaning to help relieve any periodontal inflammation due to gum disease. Another added CBD bonus: It has also been shown to help kill bacteria, which we all know we need in our mouth.

#2 – Anti-Anxiety Alternative

Another important study found that “Overall, current evidence indicates CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for multiple anxiety disorders, with the need for further study of chronic and therapeutic effects in relevant clinical populations.:

This means that patients who struggle with dental fear and anxiety could use CBD to help them relax at our Wilmington biological and holistic family dental office. You won’t have to worry about taking a powerful prescription sedative or using nitrous oxide. CDB provides a more natural way to get relief from your discomfort and anxiety during your dental treatments.

#3 – Pain Management

Along with being able to reduce inflammation and anxiety, it’s been found that CBD can have a strong analgesic or pain-relieving effects. People who struggle with constant, chronic pain are turning to CBD because of how effective and non-habit forming it is. For dentists, CBD therapy could be a great alternative to prescribing addictive opioid medications, post-surgery, etc. CBD is a more natural, holistic way to manage your pain, free from any negative side effects.

There are sure to be more studies and research conducted about CBD and how it can be used in dentistry. In our experience, there seems to be a lot of positive potential for reducing pain, anxiety, and inflammation. If you’re interested in learning more about the CBD we have available for purchase at our holistic and biological family dental office in Wilmington, please stop by or give us a call. We’re happy to answer any questions!

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