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    No more opioids!

    smile health teeth dentistMost people have wisdom teeth removed when they are under the age of 25 years and leave surgery with an opioid prescription. Dentists are now replacing opioids with ibuprofen (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen, which are just as effective as painkillers.

    Key takeaways:

    – Receiving an opioid prescription in high school is linked with a greater risk of ‘lifetime illicit use’ of opioids

    – 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids

    – Speak to your dentist if you are concerned about opioid use

    They’re getting their first taste of the drug from a doctor or dentist, and that increases the likelihood they would use it recreationally.”

    Read the full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/opinion/dentists-opioids-addiction-.html

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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