1955 - ACTA UNIVERSITATIS PALACKIANAE OLOMUCENSIS - TOM. VI.
Prof. Jan Kabelik - HEMP AS A MEDICAMENT
Therapeutic results in stomatology
Cannabis substances were applied either in the form of a 5% hempsalve with lanolin, or they were used in the form of alcohol extracts for mouth sprayes. (sic) The application of these substances shows significant positive results in the treatment of herpes labialis, paradental painful gum pockets, gum capuches over the wisdom teeth, dry sockets, aphthae and ulcerous gingivostomatitis. More than five hundred patients were subjected to this treatment.
Cannabis substances found their application to practical advantage mixed with sterile tooth-powder for the treatment and maintenance of a vital tooth pulp. This was done in cases of indirect covering of the tooth pulp (about 300 patients - 80 of whom were reexamined), and in those of direct covering (about 70 cases - with 15 patients reexamined). Even here quick analgesia was considered to be the positive effect. In two patients, direct covering was experienced with teeth destined for extraction beforehand, and the extraction performed a certain time thereafter and the teeth studied histologically. For general therapeutic use, it is suggested to verify these methods in further cases or, eventually, to find methods of a more suitable application of cannabis substances in direct or indirect covering of the tooth pulp.
In 64% of patients with deep dental caries incidence, and in more than 30% cases of casually opened or irritated tooth-pulp, and finally in 41% of persons suffering from pulpitis partialis positive response could be observed when treated with cannabis paste. This result corresponds to the analogous number obtained on application of the Lezovic-paste. (Paste containing a high ratio of streptomycin, penicillin, tricresol or benzocaine respectively.) The anaesthetic effect of cannabis has been attested: in numerous cases with negative response to therapy painlessness lasting for several days could be attained, in many patients painless necrosis could be achieved. In a number of cases the failure was due to an unsuitable vehicle that did not liberate the antibiotic in the right proportion. (The same vehicle as with the Lezovic-paste was made use of. Future research work will have to include further clinical control, histological investigations and the search for a more proper vehicle.)
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