Cannabis and Gum Disease

Cannabis Smoking and Gum Disease

Frequent cannabis smokers may be at an increased risk for periodontal disease. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology, frequent recreational cannabis users were more likely to have signs of moderate to severe gum disease than less-frequent users. Users of both medical and recreational cannabis should be aware of the impact that any form of cannabis can have on the health of their gums. You can read more about this study here: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_166148.html.

Aylesbury Press publishes Medical Cannabis: What Clinicians Need to Know and Why by Gregory Smith, MD, MPH. Copies can be ordered at www.aylesburypress.com.