Should Maryland holistic dentists prescribe medical marijuana?

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

  1.  Avoid opioid use
  2. Decreases pain and stimulates appetite which decreases healing time
  3. The active ingredient “CBD” does not make you “high”. All opioids do.
  4. There’s no nicotine which means better wound healing post dental procedures. Nicotine is destructive to the healing process.
  5. 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
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth or thirst
    • Giddiness
    • Hunger
    • Happiness