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Use of Opioid Pain Relievers Following Extraction of Third Molars

The article investigates postoperative opioid analgesic usage following third-molar extraction surgeries among adolescents and young adults. Structured telephone interviews were conducted on days 1 and 7 post-surgery with 48 participants, assessing pain experiences, opioid usage, and complications. Surgeons commonly prescribed opioid-containing analgesics following surgery, yet actual usage was substantially lower, with a median consumption of …

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