Researchers at McMaster Seek Alternatives to Opioids for Acute Dental Pain


McMaster University research compares the “effectiveness of different ways to treat acute pain after tooth extraction,” reports The Record. The goal of the study is to decrease the number of opioid prescriptions dentists are writing.

The research found that 29 percent of opioid prescriptions from 2011 to 2015 exceeded the recommended morphine equivalent and more than half exceeded recommended supply.

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