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.
Oral Surgery & Dentistry
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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.
Study: Long-term opioid use by one or more family members was associated to persistent opioid use by adolescents prescribed opioids after common surgical and dental procedures.
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Patients in their late teens and 20s had the highest risk of persistent use if they received opioids around the time of their extraction, a new study finds.