Having wisdom teeth out could lead to opioid addiction

by Maggie Fox/NBC News

Teens and young adults who get their first opioid prescription at the dentist — often when having their wisdom teeth out — are more likely to come back for more of the painkillers, researchers reported Monday.

They found that nearly 7 percent of teens and young adults who got an opioid for the first time at the dentist’s office went on to take more of the drugs, and more than 5 percent went on to abuse opioids.

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2018-12-03T17:30:03+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Drug Info, Front Page News, News|