A call for the end of routine opioid use after wisdom tooth removal
We are writing as a parent and a dentist to spread a message to parents and dental health care providers across Canada: there are alternatives to prescribing opioids after wisdom tooth removal.
Removing wisdom teeth is considered by many as a rite of passage for teenagers. It is one of the most common surgical procedures done in young people aged 16 to 24.
Amy’s 16-year-old son, Felix recently had his wisdom teeth …