In groundbreaking research published this month in the Journal of Dental Research, scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Texas revealed that CBD, a cannabis compound could offer a potent and safe alternative to opioids for managing acute dental pain.
According to the study's authors, “This novel study can catalyze the use of CBD as an alternative analgesic to opioids for acute inflammatory pain conditions (…) which could ultimately help to address the opioid epidemic,” reported Marijuana Moment.
CBD's Effectiveness In Dental Pain Relief
- The researchers administered a single dose of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved CBD drug Epidiolex to adults experiencing moderate to severe toothache.
- The study compared the effects of CBD with a placebo, monitoring participants over three hours.
- The results demonstrated that both CBD groups, receiving different doses of the compound, experienced a …