Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen-Better than Opioids for Oral Pain

Experiencing dental pain? 

Oftentimes, people believe that the only option to address dental pain is an opioid, like Norco or Oxycontin.  Prescribing medication really is a last resort because of the attached side effects of these medications.  Side effects like drowsiness, respiratory problems, nausea, vomiting, and constipation (among others) are NO fun for anyone!

Research says…

Research photographer: Carl Davies

Research in The Journal of the American Dental Association has published encouraging information that provides choice when it comes to addressing dental pain.  In a 2018 study, research showed that 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) and 500-1000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol) was MORE effective than opioid medications.

Opioid Abuse

Opioid overdose is a real problem.  According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, more than 115 American die daily as a result of opioid overdose.  Combining ibuprofen and acetaminophen finds a balance between the benefits and the harms, maximizes effectiveness, and minimizes side effects.

Pain, Pain, Go Away!

If you are experiencing dental pain, don’t stay that way! At Svoma Design in Dentistry, we are ready to help you get to the cause of your dental pain and get you back on the road to health. Dentistry is not expensive….but neglect is! Don’t delay! Call us at 317-837-8900 to schedule an appointment!

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