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Dental & Tooth Pain


Dental & Tooth Pain


Dental / Tooth Pain affects all of us at some point in time, and is influenced by access to dentists, analgesia, and good oral self-care.

Tooth pain can be caused by a cracked tooth – which needs dentistry repair, or infection which needs to be treated with antibiotics and cleaning. Pulp inside your tooth is soft material filled with nerves, tissues and blood vessels which are sensitive. These nerves are irritated or infected by bacteria (abscess), causing pain.

Dentists can fill a cavity and treat infection. Warm salt-water gargle, rinsing with hydrogen peroxide, cold compress, NSAIDs, and gels with zinc or cloves can quiet tooth pain at home.


  • Tooth pain may be sharp, throbbing, or constant, and can result from the pressure of biting
  • Swelling around the tooth can lead to fever or headache, and there can be foul taste or odors from the mouth.

How Cannabis Can Help

A Dutch study found cannabidiol (CBD), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG) were more effective in reducing the bacterial colony count in dental plaques as compared to synthetic oral care products such as Oral B and Colgate.

Cannabinoids are potential as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents which can knock down plaque-associated bacteria and pain. CBD may be a safer alternative for synthetic antibiotics to reduce the development of drug resistance.

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