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Smoking Cannabis After Wisdom Teeth Removal

09/30/2019 | Patrick Meier | Lifestyle

Getting your wisdom teeth removed can be very painful. You don’t feel it during the procedure because of all the anesthesia, but after getting them removed, you will have to deal with the pain for a week or two. The medications that your dentist provide can help alleviate the pain, but they can lead to unnecessary side effects of abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and dependency. Luckily, with marijuana, it can mitigate the pain leading to a more euphoric experience minus the dangerous side effects.

If you smoke cannabis on regular basis you should consider smoking after you get your wisdom teeth removed. We suggest talking to a Doctor before.

Increase the effects of your pain medication

With marijuana, you will not have to take a lot of pain medications. In fact, smoking marijuana can increase the euphoric or sedative action of the medications. People have raved about how marijuana and pain meds can make the post-surgical experience more tolerable.

Marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties

After you get your wisdom teeth removed, the tissue within the wound will swell up leading to a process called inflammation. Inflammation happens when tissues that were injured or disrupted during the surgical process will expand in size. When that happens, it can lead to significant pain and agony. This can be a very painful process that lasts for a couple days to a week. Marijuana can help reduce the inflammatory process, therefore, reduce the pain that you will experience.

Help you sleep better

When you are in a massive amount of pain, you will not be sleeping very well at night. The lack of sleep can hinder the recovery process and can cause some anxiety throughout the day. Fortunately, with marijuana, it will significantly reduce the pain giving you a more relaxed state of mind. This can help you sleep better at night and feel more rested in the morning.

Faster recovery

When you are constantly screaming in pain and agony, it can lead to more stress in your life. Stress will stimulate cortisol and increase your blood sugar levels. When your sugar level increases, you are more prone to infection, which can delay the healing process. With marijuana, it can help reduce the inflammatory process, therefore, reduce your pain. In addition, this will decrease your stress levels so you can relax and be at peace. With an excellent state of mind, you will be able to create more white blood cells to fight off any invaders and to also relax and sleep better to potentiate a speedy recovery.

Reduce unfavorable side effects and dependency of pain meds

Pain medications can result in dangerous and annoying side effects of abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and dependency. One of the most dangerous side effects that can happen is that pain meds can suppress your cardiovascular and respiratory system which can make you stop breathing or lose consciousness. This usually happens when people become so dependent and addicted to pain medications that they tend to take a higher dosage to obtain a euphoric therapeutic effect. However, with marijuana, you will not experience this type of side effects. Because the therapy comes from a natural plant, you will get a holistic experience instead. With marijuana, it will reduce your intake of pain med. Therefore keeping you safe from the detrimental side effects and addiction.

More tolerable postoperative experience

After you get your wisdom teeth removed, you will most likely experience a swollen cheek and pain when you eat, chew, or talk. However, with marijuana, it can lower the severity of these symptoms. Because it has an anti-inflammatory property, it will reduce the swelling effects that can take place on your cheeks. When inflammation is at its minimal, it will help keep the pain under control. This can help you eat better and sleep more efficiently at night. Therefore making the whole post-operative experience more tolerable.


Research has shown that marijuana plays a very vital role in alleviating pain. When you smoke the leaf, it releases certain chemicals in your brain. These are usually chemicals that involve in the parasympathetic activity such as endorphins or gabapentin. These chemicals will provide a very euphoric, relax, and pain-free experience. This is why a lot of patients who have their wisdom teeth removed should consider using marijuana as part of their treatment regime so they won’t have to endure dangerous side effects from regular pain meds. Plus, with marijuana, it can make your whole post-operative experience more bearable and can speed up the recovery process and reduce potential complications.

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