Should holistic dentists in Maryland prescribe medical marijuana?
80% of the medications that a dentist writes for pain or anxiety, all of these medications have the ability to become addictive. Dentists in Maryland now have the option to write for a medication that will address both issues without causing lifelong physical addiction problems with their patients.
5 reasons medical marijuana should be the #1 post -operative drug
- Avoid opioid use
- Decreases pain and stimulates appetite which decreases healing time
- The active ingredient “CBD” does not make you “high”. All opioids do.
- There’s no nicotine which means better wound healing post dental procedures. Nicotine is destructive to the healing process.
- Unlike constipation related to opioid use, medical marijuana has the opposite effect stimulating probiotic health.
Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. … Dental phobia is a more serious condition than anxiety. It leaves people panic-stricken and terrified. People with dental phobia have an awareness that the fear is totally irrational, but are unable to do much about it. Source: WebMD
Do you struggle with dental anxiety and want to learn more about how you can be treated with medical cannabis? Here’s what you need to know:
The first step to getting a prescription is registering with MMCC: https://mmcc.health.maryland.gov/Registry/LandingPage.aspx
After submitting your application this process typically takes 10 days. You will be assigned a registration number.
When you come in for your appointment bring your registration number and our doctors will discuss your treatment options!
Out of state: Important information you need to know.
Only Maryland state residents will qualify for a registration number.
Interesting facts (we’ll just leave this here)
- The best medicinal use of medical marijuana is as a treatment for chronic pain.
- Cannabis does not need to be smoked to be medically beneficial, Products like cannabinol oils, topical pain relief treatments, edibles, and other non-smoking applications are now available.
- Treating chronic pain with traditional pain relievers such as opioids and even over-the-counter pain relievers can have severe side effects. Replacing that with medical marijuana is a safer alternative. Also a lethal overdose is impossible and side effects can be more tolerable.
- Some possible side effects
- Dry mouth or thirst