Study also shows certain patients have an even greater risk of overdose if they fill opioid prescriptions, and strengthens argument against use of opioids for most dental pain.
Oral Surgery & Dentistry
Low-income people who reported better oral health after getting coverage said it helped with their work or job search.
Though non-opioid painkillers can be just as effective, patients having dental procedures just before weekends and holidays are more likely to fill prescriptions for opioids.
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A new study of tooth extraction patients shows no benefit to opioids over other painkillers, either in pain control or patient satisfaction.