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In Effort To Curb Opioid Crisis, Oral Surgeons Find Other Methods To Treat Pain

September 19, 2019
by 13Wham

Dr. John Vorassi, an oral surgeon with the Eastman Institute of Oral Health, says he and his doctors are now trying to prescribe fewer opioids to patients.

Vorassi describes the shift in treating post-oral surgery pain in the last five years as a “180.”

“I think there was more of a habit for our specialists, and our general dentistry population that was the norm, the standard of care for patients who may be having any discomfort,” said Vorassi.

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