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Pain Medication Safety

Opioid Use and Dental Care

Opioids, a type of prescription pain medicine, may be prescribed to help with tooth pain. Opioids work by blocking pain signals on nerves and in your brain. This type of pain medication can be very addictive.

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Opioid Facts

Opioid abuse in the United States is a big problem. In the last ten years, death from overdose of pain medicine has become worse. The only way to stop this deadly epidemic is to know the facts.

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Find Out Your Risk

Take our risk assesment survey to find out if you are at risk for opioid misuse.

If you have a problem with opioid misuse or any other substance misuse call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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