Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Alternative Pain Therapies: Page 2
Can hypnosis relieve acute dental pain?
Can hypnosis be an alternative to medication for relieving acute dental pain? Although there are only a few dozen studies on the topic, the evidence is promising that hypnosis can help relieve dental pain, according to a systematic review published June 16 in the
Journal of Dentistry
June 19, 2022
Regular cannabis use may prolong orthodontic treatment
A synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol made of cannabis compounds may diminish orthodontic tooth movement, extending treatment for regular drug users. The animal study was published on December 17 in the
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
December 19, 2021
You're not dreaming: Hypnosis works as an anesthetic
Hypnosis is a safe, effective, and inexpensive technique that could be used in place of anesthesia during dental procedures, according to a clinical report published on July 28 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
August 5, 2021
CBD spray may help treat oral ulcers
Cannabidiol (CBD) oral spray may inhibit inflammation in tongue ulcers, relieve pain, and accelerate the closure of lesions, according to an animal study presented at the virtual 2021 meeting of the International Association for Dental Research. The finding may help advance efforts to develop new therapeutic strategies for oral ulcers.
July 21, 2021
Dental Dose: The risky combination of vaping and cannabis
Cannabis on its own can cause oral and overall health problems. But add in an electronic cigarette dispenser, and those issues can be compounded, according to Tom Viola, RPh, in the latest episode of Dental Dose.
May 20, 2021
What you need to know about cannabis
When it comes to cannabis in the dental office, there are more questions than answers. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, sat down with
to discuss what we know -- and don't know -- about the controversial green plant.
March 8, 2021
SprinJene adds cannabinoid toothpaste
DrBicuspid.com staff writers
Natural oral care company SprinJene's hemp-derived cannabidiol toothpaste is set to become available for online sale on December 7.
December 2, 2020
Week in Review: Cannabis and your patients | Disposable gown issues | Prehistoric shark teeth
November 20, 2020
Podcast: How cannabis affects your patients and their dental treatment
With more and more states legalizing medicinal and/or recreational marijuana, Tom Viola, RPh, thinks now is a great time to discuss cannabis and pain control in the dental practice. You may think you know how cannabis affects your dental patients, but Viola has some new information that could surprise you.
November 19, 2020
Zelira, SprinJene partner to launch cannabinoid-based oral care products
DrBicuspid.com staff writers
Medical cannabis company Zelira Therapeutics has partnered with dental care company SprinJene on a toothpaste product to be launched by the end of the year.
September 10, 2020
Study of cannabis effects on indigenous oral health gets $1.5M grant
The University of Toronto has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to gather the first evidence of how cannabis use affects the oral health of the country's indigenous population.
June 11, 2020
Cannabidiol may help antibiotics fight resistant bacteria
As many people around the U.S. celebrate the marijuana-centered holiday 4/20 today, they may not realize the plant has more to offer than a good high. Combining antibiotics with a cannabis-derived chemical may be the answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a recent study.
April 19, 2020
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