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Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?

January 10, 2017

Filed under: Pain control,Pain Medications — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?  The answer is probably! Are Dentists Contributing to Prescription Opioid Abuse?  Our dental office hopes to do what we can to prevent contributing to narcotic abuse.  The questions we will be asking are: Do our patients need a narcotic prescription after their dental treatment? How many tablets is appropriate? Have you ever had dental surgery?  Have you ever been […]

Managing Pain After Dentistry

January 3, 2017

Filed under: Pain control,Pain Medications — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

It is very important to our office that we effectively manage pain during and after dentistry!  Managing pain after dentistry is typically done with Prescription opioids but may be more effectively managed with other safer medicines. Pain following a typical dental procedure such as an uncomplicated extraction is effectively managed with over-the-counter (OTC) medications.   Manage inflammation and you will be managing pain after dentistry! Most […]

Prescription Narcotics or Opioids Are Prescribed Too Often!

December 29, 2016

Filed under: Pain control,Pain Medications — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 9:45 pm

Narcotics or Opioids Are Prescribed Too Frequently! Prescription Narcotics or Opioids have contributed to too many deaths recently! The over prescribing of narcotic pain relievers had become a big problem.  An article in the June 2016 COMPENDIUM had these things to say about pain prescriptions and pain management.  A 2015 study showed that it takes less tablets of fast acting Ibuprofen 400mg to obtain 50% […]

Drugs – It Pays to Shop Around!

April 8, 2015

Drugs – It Pays to Shop Around! If you actually pay for your prescription medications out of pocket this may be important.  Our office does not prescribe many medications.  We leave that to the MD’s and other care providers.  Our office does prescribe occasional pain medications, antibiotics, and other prescription medications as needed for dental infections and pain.  We use a couple medications for our patients […]

Magnets for Pain Relief? Maybe!

January 27, 2015

Filed under: Pain control — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 3:36 pm

Magnets for Pain Relief This information brought to you by Dr. Gillis’ wonderful hygienist, Melanie Magnet therapy has a long history in traditional folk medicine.  Chinese doctors believed in the therapeutic value of magnets at least 2,000 years ago.  In the middle decades of the twentieth century, scientists in various parts of the world began performing studies on the therapeutic use of magnets.  From the […]