A dentist will commonly prescribe opioids after specific treatments such as removing a set of wisdom teeth or after performing a lengthy root canal. However, the dangers that this drug could be abused are quite severe. What have some findings highlighted?
– The majority of opioid addicts began by taking a single prescription.
– One in four children who were prescribed an opioid were taking the drug a year later.
– NSAIDs could represent safer alternatives when compared to opioids.
“Even very short-term prescriptions have been associated with later drug misuse among teens who have not used illegal drugs before.”