BC-010

Nov
19

Getting a Head Start on Pain: Simple Changes to Your Pre-Procedure Workflow for Assessing Misuse and Diversion of Opioids

An adolescent or young adult’s first exposure to opioids often occurs following a third molar extraction, and even though85%-90%of these patients find the experience unpleasant due to side effects, up to 15% are at risk for misuse, abuse, and addiction. To mitigate risk of opioid dependency it is imperative that dentists and oral surgeons are […]

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By Simone Kahmeyer |
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