Non-Opiate Analgesics

CBD For Dental Pain In Place Of NSAIDS

A randomized controlled study has demonstrated that cannabidiol (CBD) may serve as an effective alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for managing acute dental pain, particularly beneficial for patients unable to tolerate NSAIDs. The research, led by Vanessa Chrepa, PhD, DDS, MS from UT Health San Antonio, involved adults with moderate to severe dental pain, […]

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A Veritable Quandary?

One of the most common questions we hear from licensed dental healthcare professionals when considering the prospect of dropping their federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) permit is “Can I do that?” The answer is “Yes you can”. Your professional license issued by the state in which you practice affords the ability to conduct patient care

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A Shift In Thinking

We need to rethink the way acute pain is managed. We tend to think of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or acetaminophen whether used alone or in combination (non-opiate multimodal anaglesic therapy) as “alternatives” to opiates…when in fact we should actually consider the converse…that opiates are the alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents – alone or in combination. We

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Clonidine Revisted…Again…

We continuously endorse the use of over-the-counter analgesics (non-opiate multi-modal therapy) such as Advil (Ibuprofen), Aleve (Naproxen), and Tylenol (Acetaminophen) – alone or in combination – for most – if not all dental procedures…including surgery. In fact, we train doctors who participate in our state mandated opiate compliance webinar “Strategies For Acute Pain Management In

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Study: Naproxen More Effective Than Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen After Dental Surgery

More evidence that NSAIDs with or without acetaminophen are more effective in alleviating pain in the postoperative dental surgery pain model. A recent study from JBR Clinical research demonstrated some unanticipated findings: “This study is important because the relative efficacy of these two commonly used pain medications has not been directly compared in a validated

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Analgesia & COVID Vaccination

NSAIDS May Impair Host Defenses The preference for the use of non-opioid analgesics for pain should now be obvious.   However as the option of public COVID-19 vaccination is now widely available in many states, practitioners should be cautioned about the routine use of NSAIDS for pain relief where their treatment may overlap a patient’s vaccination window.(1) NSAIDs inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX) which plays a

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