THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Though most U.S. dentists say non-opioid painkillers effectively manage dental pain, nearly half still prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new survey reveals. In all, 84% of the 269 respondents said NSAID-acetaminophen combos are as effective as opioids or even more so, butContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Very few privately insured young children get recommended dental fluoride treatments at health wellness visits, even though insurance typically covers them, a new study finds. “Medical providers are not required to do this; it’s like a mammogram,” said lead author Kimberley Geissler, anContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research offers further evidence of a link between gum disease and heart disease. The ongoing Swedish study previously found that gum disease (“periodontitis”) was much more common in first-time heart attack patients than in a group of healthy people. In this follow-upContinue Reading