Unfortunately, deaths from opioid overdose have increased over the years, mostly involving teens. According to studies, most opioid addictions start at the dentist’s office. So, are opioids necessary?
– Studies show that combining acetaminophen with ibuprofen can decrease inflammation with few side effects.
– Alternative painkillers include Advil and Tylenol, icing for 20 minutes or getting a Botox injection to control jaw pain.
– Opioids can generally be avoided, except in some circumstances.
If you aren’t experiencing extreme pain, talk to your dentist about replacing opioids with other pain killers.
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