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.
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.
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 the inflammatory side effects of dental treatments for an improved patient experience.
CBD Oil for Jaw Pain
CBD oil has a range of uses, including the treatment of TMJ disorders and associated jaw inflammation and pain.
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-psychotropic, producing no euphoric side effects associated with cannabis.
CBD Oil for Dental Anxiety
CBD oil is another tool for helping patients receive the dental care they need, improve outcomes, and providing more comprehensive care for complex problems. Drs. Vogel and Levesque will work with you on an individual basis to identify and address your unique needs that can be managed with an appropriate dose of CBD oil.
In the last year, Michigan, along with many other states in the US, instituted laws allowing people to use CBD oil without falling under the restrictions of the states medical marijuana code. CBD, cannabidiol, is one of the most common components of extract from marijuana plants, but it doesn’t have the same narcotic effects as some of the other extracts, most notably tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although it doesn’t possess these narcotic effects, widespread adoption of CBD for medicinal purposes has expanded. But just how effective is CBD? In many cases, we don’t know. But we do know that it’s quite effective in at least one case, as a muscle relaxant for TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) patients.
Muscles Cause Most TMJ Pain
If you wish, we can even build your teeth up so they will do the job of holding your jaw in a relaxed position.
CBD Oil Effective on Tense Muscles
Finding good ways to treat TMJ-related muscle pain is important because most instances of TMJ-related pain in the jaw, face, neck, and elsewhere are related to sore muscles.