CBD oil has a range of uses, including the treatment of TMJ disorders and associated jaw inflammation and pain.
CBD Oil for Jaw Pain
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.
CBD Oil for Dental Anxiety
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.
The temporomandibular joint is a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones that connect the upper and lower jaws. The joint acts as the hinge responsible for moving the lower jaw forward, backward, and side-to-side.
In recent years, our patients have expressed a desire for more natural alternatives to synthetic medications. Thanks to recent medical advancements, we are now able to suggest CBD oil as an effective alternative. CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is a chemical that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. The CBD is extracted from the plant and separated from the most active ingredient in cannabis, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While THC is considered a mind-altering chemical, CBD is not psychoactive. Instead, it produces effects in the body that target certain receptors and provide natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties.
What Is TMJ/TMD?
There is no exact cause for TMD because there are many signs and symptoms. This can make the condition hard to diagnose. During a consultation visit, Dr. Lauren Becker will make a proper diagnosis by taking a complete medical history and conducting a clinical examination. This may also include x-rays.
If you suffer from TMD, you may experience the following symptoms:
Traditional Treatments for TMD
If you experience pain or discomfort when you use the muscles in your jaw, you may have problems with your TMJ or temporomandibular joint. At Lauren Becker DDS, PC, we provide several treatment options for patients who suffer from problems with their TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). In addition to traditional treatment methods, we may also recommend CBD oil. Recent studies have shown that patients with TMD may benefit from the natural pain-relieving properties of CBD oil.