BIG pain means BIG drugs. And big drugs deliver BIG relief. Well, that’s the assumption anyway.
And that’s why despite the horror stories – regardless of the risks – the “big guns” of pain relief remain nearly as popular as ever. In fact, opioids are still doing billions in sales even after all the constant warnings.
But new research takes that basic assumption and flips it on its head. Because it turns out that big relief is really just a BIG lie.
The truth is if you have dental pain, in particular, opioids just might be the LAST thing in the world you need. Yet because of the current conditions out there, it just might be the FIRST thing the dentist offers you.
So today, let me share with you the latest research. As well as a simple, drug-free solution you can turn to for that much-needed relief.
The ONE drug to avoid for dental pain
God bless the doctors, nurses, EMTs, police officers, and everyone else rushing into danger right now to help us fight the COVID-19 coronavirus.
We’re all locked inside. But not these heroes. They’re out there looking this virus RIGHT IN THE FACE every single day.
But while we’re passing out thanks and blessings, let’s not forget the dentists. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease that’s spread through the droplets that come out of your nose and mouth. That makes dental work one of the most hazardous jobs out there right now.
It’s also why many dentists are only seeing emergency patients at this time. And that could mean if you have a straightforward toothache and can wait a little bit, your dentist may not be able to see you at all right now.
To hold you over, he might call a pharmacy and order up some opioids to ease the pain until it’s safe for you to come in. But if he does ask for another option. Anything else he offers… including a non-prescription drug or a drug-free solution…. is likely a better choice.
Because a new study shows how these meds not only WON’T help beat pain any better. Opioids might even make it WORSE.
Opioids might make your pain WORSE
The new report looked at patients who’ve just had a dental procedure. Half were given opioids, the rest got something else.
The ones who were given the opioids reported MORE PAIN after the procedure. And despite being on “powerful” drugs, they didn’t lead to higher satisfaction rates afterward, either. Those numbers were pretty much the same.
And whether you’re getting opioids before or after a dental procedure, there’s every reason to believe the outcome would be the same. In fact, studies have revealed that in many cases, opioids are no better than other options for NON-dental pain, too.
Saltwater rinses and cold compresses can often ease dental pain without having to resort to medication. And for some quick soothing relief, try this: Soak a peppermint tea bag, then place it inside your mouth in the area that hurts. Peppermint is a natural pain reliever… plus, it tastes terrific too.