Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA.
Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA. Wikimedia Commons
Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA. Wikimedia Commons

Study finds troubling connection between wisdom teeth removal and possible opioid use

August 09, 2018 08:38 AM