Doctors often prescribe opioids for pain relief after oral surgery. But these drugs do carry risks.

In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, here are ways to reduce the risk and protect yourself and your loved ones. 

12 questions to ask your doctor before taking opioids

To successfully manage pain while minimizing addiction risks, it’s important to discuss all of your options with your physician and ask as many questions as possible before taking an opioid medication.

Teens, wisdom teeth, and prescription drug dangers

One mother shares what she learned when her son had wisdom teeth surgery and explains why it's important to know the risks.

FAQs about opioids

There’s a lot of misinformation, myth, and confusion surrounding opioids. Here are some frequently asked questions about prescription and illicit opioids, along with evidence-based answers.