Opioids & Children’s Dental Care


One often overlooked aspect of the opioid epidemic is the connection to dental treatments. In fact, dentists and oral surgeons write 12% of all opioid prescriptions, including approximately 45% of opioid prescriptions for adolescents. So, what should you do if you are prescribed an opioid? What questions should you ask your dentist? Dr. Ted Wong, the Chief Dental Officer at UnitedHealthcare has the answers. 

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