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Cannabis and oral health issues

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

A number of studies have suggested a direct relationship between cannabis use and periodontal disease. The following dental findings may indicate a chronic recreational cannabis user:

  • Xerostomia

  • Leukoplakia

  • Periodontitis

  • Gingival enlargement/hyperplasia

  • Alveolar bone loss.

Cannabis smoking is also associated with an increased risk of mouth and neck cancers.


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