“Do you know how long I should wait, or what would be the best way for me to smoke without getting dry sockets? I’m only slightly swollen today and off painkillers. Also, if I smoke before the operation to calm my nerves, will it affect the anesthesia?”
I know from experience that wisdom teeth removal can be a painful experience! Great care must be taken with oral hygiene to aide the healing process and to avoid the “dry sockets” you mentioned. Be careful with alcohol based tinctures (they can be irritating), and with anything you put into your mouth during the healing process. The “cotton-mouth” that many people experience with cannabis may also have some detrimental effects, so be sure to maintain an adequate moisture level in your mouth. I might suggest using a vaporizer (with pursed lips you should be able to avoid excessive vapor coming into contact with the healing tissue), or an infused honey, or easily ingested liquid/drink. Although not yet a reality, cannabis may soon be administered as a vapor through a nasal canula.
My husband just had 1 of his wisdom teeth pulled and he used 1/4 (12.5mg) of the Trokie CBD 50mg lozenge, once or twice a day. He placed a 1/4 of the lozenge between his upper gums and cheek (called buccal absorption) where the tooth was pulled. Not only did the pain melt away in about 30 minutes, but the CBD also has a natural numbing effect. The buccal absorption allows for most of the medicine to get absorbed right into the blood stream, missing the first pass metabolism of the Liver, so you end up getting more of the active ingredient CBD.
I think it would help you greatly but to stop pain and calm your fear. You should start ahead of time if possible but if not possible use a vape pen of AC/DC, Harlequin or Cannatonic. Why do we have pain, anxiety and fear? Because we imagine the worst, so stop that. Let your wisdom teeth go, don’t fight to hold them in, imagine that your teeth are sitting in soft butter and they slide right out. If you think a little buzz will help you be sure to have someone drive you to and from the dental office and use a CBD: THC @ 2:1 OR 1:1. You might be on larger doses of CBD at bedtime just stop all the inflammation and support your immune system and calm your fears. Don’t imagine the worst, Imagine that you made it through in five minutes and everything went perfect and easy and I likely will happen that way. Do not mentally resist the procedure but if you realize that you are resisting maybe you shouldn’t have it done. Any time we resist what our body is trying to communicate to us we will experience more anxiety, which leads to fear, which translates to pain. Have that talk with yourself, do you really want to have this done? If is yes, be happy you’re having it done and let it occur easily. You have much more control than you know but do not do high doses of THC like Sativa because you can flip yourself out with anxiety on Sativa or hi THC. Stick with CBD since it will help stop pain, inflammation & anxiety.
The general rules is to wait at least five days after your procedure. Patients undergoing oral surgery are advised to avoid smoking (whether of cigarettes or cannabis) because the sucking action can dislodge the blood clot that forms over the surgery site and lead to dry socket. Dry socket is an infection that can occur in the empty tooth socket, leaving the the nerve and bone exposed to air, food, and bacteria in your mouth. It is extremely painful (I experienced it firsthand and can attest to this!) and typically involves an emergency trip to your oral surgeon to have the site flushed, and then a course of antibiotics, and prescription pain killers as needed. Smoking also decreases blood flow to the gums, which slows the healing process.
Finally, the dry mouth you experience when smoking cannabis is something that negatively impacts your gum health. A recent study in New Zealand examined habitual cannabis smokers over a 20 year period and found that the one risk of this behavior was an increased rate of gum disease, regardless of hygiene, and other socio-demographic factors. Researchers believe that one reason for this is the lack of saliva to flush out bacteria from the gum tissues. When you do resume smoking cannabis after your post-surgical hiatus, make sure you are drinking lots of fluids to compensate for decreased saliva production.
Hi! I recently had my upper wisdom teeth removed and I was very honest with my dentist regarding my cannabis consumption.
He informed me that healing time varies by each patient, but typically you want to avoid smoking (cannabis or tobacco) from 7-14 days to prevent bacteria or opening of the wounds. It is also important to keep your mouth moisturized to prevent dry sockets, so avoid smoking to prevent “cotton mouth”!
My dentist also informed me that alternatives to smoking cannabis – edibles, patches, and tinctures – should not impact the healing process. Transdermal patches can be used for pain relief and are not consumed orally. Tinctures can be easily ingested by placing a few drops under your tongue. Personally, to tame my wisdom teeth pain, I found relief with drinkable edibles! Smoking is my preferred method of marijuana consumption, but to avoid issues with my extraction, I would enjoy cannabis-infused lemonade in the day, and cannabis tea in the evening to help me sleep. If you decide to use edibles, you’ll want to avoid anything hard or sticky, as chewing will be difficult for the first week or so. That said, if you decide to use an edible or tincture after wisdom teeth removal, make sure you remember to rinse your mouth with warm water and salt to prevent an infection.
As for consuming cannabis PRIOR to your wisdom teeth surgery, please avoid smoking as increased production of stupum could occur making your surgery more difficult.
Hope this information helps!
This is a very good question! Due to the seriousness of the situation, it is best to be cautious when combining any cannabinoid with local anesthesia. Definitely consult a doctor! There are a few articles online that talk about cannabis building a tolerance to anesthesia for a patient, not something you want happening during surgery. While established practices for cannabis and general anesthesia are not in place yet, other people have asked similar questions. Take a look here
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Smoking Weed After Tooth Extraction
It’s been weeks of pain and discomfort, your teeth have been trying to make room for a few new friends but there is no more room. Your gums ache, your jaw is swollen and you can barely open your mouth. Your wisdom teeth are finally breaking through and it’s time to have them pulled out. The dentist has told you not to smoke weed before your operation because it wont mix well with the anesthesia, but you know afterwards your mouth will be swollen and extremely painful. It’s going to take a few days of recovery and there would be nothing better but to chill out in front of your TV for a few days, getting high as a kite off your favourite Haute Health strain and let your body heal itself. But you now find yourself asking the question, how long after I have my wisdom teeth pulled can I smoke weed? And is smoking after wisdom a tooth extraction a safe idea? Our in-house experts have put together a small guide on smoking weed after wisdom a tooth extraction to find out if it’s safe.
Smoking Weed After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
It’s probably been a few days since you’ve had your last puff, your sick of those powerful pain pills the doctor gave you and you want to go back to self medication of a more natural form. Lucky for you there are multiple options to get your daily dose of marijuana without compromising the recovery of your surgery. In fact, it may actually help lead to a faster and safer recovery opposed to relying on those prescription pills you were given.
When your dentists prescribes those painkillers the purpose is in the name, to kill the pain and also to help in the recovery process. But with those pain pills come a long list of side effects and the possibility of a habit forming after they are no longer needed. Marijuana on the other hand has very little side-effects and is a much more natural substance that your body can absorb without any serious repercussions. The two most active cannabinoids in cannabis are THC and CBD and are most commonly known to reduce pain and inflammation. Dealing with pain and inflammation so happen to be the two most important things when recovering from a tooth extraction.
When it comes to smoking weed after wisdom teeth removal, it’s best to avoid smoke all together. However If you have no other option you should only use a vaporizer. Vaporizers produce a cleaner smoke opposed to taking a hit off of a bong or a joint, breaking down the cannabinoids to deliver a more medicinal high. It also reduces the carcinogens which if inhaled could lead to a possible infection at the source of your surgery. Vaping is the safest option but it can cause what is known as dry sockets, this can cause the blood clot that is protecting bone and nerves to become displaced. So it’s best when smoking a vape to suck on the mouthpiece very lightly, as if you hit your vape too hard there is a much higher chance of you getting dry sockets. New to vaporizing and need some help getting started? We have a great Beginners Guide to Vaporizing Cannabis that can help put you in the right direction towards becoming a vaping pro!
Edibles are a great option when it comes to recovering from wisdom teeth surgery and is a safer alternative to smoking cannabis. You can get a wide variety of edibles from cannabis gummies to baked goods, but whether you can eat anything at all is another question. Depending on the result of your surgery you may have had you wisdom teeth wounds sewn shut, this means you can most likely eat some forms of solid food relatively early after your surgery. This makes eating soft edibles a great option in reducing the pain and bringing down the swelling. If your wounds were left open though, eating a weed cookie is off the table and you are most likely only allowed consume food in a liquid form. If you do decide to eat an edible during your recovery, always make sure to carefully clean out the surgical area so no food particles are left over in the exposed wound. Failure to do so could lead to possible infection. Cannabis edible are a great option to have lying around the house or to give your lungs a break from smoking, head over to our 6 Things You Need to Know About Eating Marijuana Edibles to learn more!
If you are looking for the best option to recover using cannabis then you should look no further the THC/CBD Oil. Found in small tinctures, a mixture of both THC and CBD can provide both of best worlds. THC is famous for its pain fighting attributes while CBD is best known for its ability to reduce inflammation in swollen areas. Coming in a liquid based form also makes it the most optimal option for consuming cannabis safely, without risk of any complications. The most common ways of administering THC/CBD oil is either directly under your tongue where it is absorbed directly into the blood stream or by adding to a liquid such as a drink or soup. There are absolutely no complications that come with using tinctures while recovering from a tooth extraction and it allows you to use as much or as little when it comes to dosage. Want to learn more about the amazing health benefits Cannabis Oil has to offer?
Smoking Weed After Tooth Extraction – Our in-house experts have put together a small guide on smoking weed after wisdom tooth extraction.