Avoid This DEADLY Dentist Office Mistake
Doing my taxes… scrubbing the toilet… juggling chainsaws.
These are just some of the things I’d prefer to going to the dentist’s office.
Some of the procedures we need as we get older cause pain and agony that last for weeks!
Even worse is how some dentists want to help you “manage” the pain.
More and more dentists are handing out deadly and addictive opioid painkillers (like oxycodone) to dental patients.
But there’s a big secret you’ll NEVER hear when you’re given a prescription for these drugs.
And knowing it could end up saving your life.
New research from the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University has found that opioid prescriptions are less effective than over-the-counter drugs for managing dental pain.
And that’s a big deal, because opioids are killing thousands of Americans every year.
Researchers analyzed the results of more than 460 published studies and couldn’t find any evidence that you’re better off taking opioids.
You wouldn’t think that dentists are major contributors to our country’s opioid epidemic… but that’s all changing.
The American Dental Association reports than dentists now prescribe more than 6 percent of all opioids every year.
The Case Western study actually found that taking 400 mg. of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) alone or in combination with 1,000 mg. acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) daily for one week is a superior pain plan to opioid treatment.
And while I’m no fan of ibuprofen or acetaminophen, they’re MUCH safer than opioids.
The National Institutes of Health reports that between 21 and 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids end up misusing them.
And lots of times, that leads to death.
If you or a loved one is suffering from dental pain, DO NOT accept an opioid prescription.
And if you want to go the natural route, try a combination of turmeric and ginger. These organic anti-inflammatory agents can not only alleviate your pain but spare you from the many risks of Big Pharma’s painkillers.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health