- Dry socket
- Xerostomia (dry mouth)
- Green-gold staining
- Periodontal disease
The long-term effects of cannabis are unknown, due to a lack of controlled studies. However, the main health concerns associated with cannabis are related to the act of inhaling smoke from burned plant material and contaminants, rather than secondhand exposure or oral consumption.
Similar to tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke is associated with increased risk of cancer, lung damage, and oral health diseases—such as oral cancers, dental caries (cavities), and periodontitis, a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.Marijuana users are also prone to oral infections, possibly due to its immunosuppressive effects.