Call 585.385.2020 to schedule your appointment today.

20 Hagen Drive Suite 340 | Rochester, NY 14625

Precautious About Prescription Medications

The United States – and the world – is seeing several alarming trends related to prescription medication abuse.

Medical practices prescribing opioid pain relievers (such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, and others) has increased drastically in the past decade; creating more dependency, abuse, and even death – more people died in 2016 than any other year from opioids.

Furthermore, for parents like myself, it’s especially troubling to note that 80% – that’s four out of every five kids – claims to have taken non-prescription painkillers. This is far too many and to me, represents a big problem.

As you know, some of these medications are a necessary part of our practice at Linden Oaks Dental. Many procedures can be painful, both during and after, for our valued patients and require the need for a pain management solution.

Because we care not only about the safety and health of our patients, but also their families, friends, and the greater community, Linden Oaks is committed to being more cautious and aware when dispensing these types of medications. We will be more diligent about the necessity for opioids, and the size of dosages.

If you have any questions please contact our office.

Dr. Andrew Dvonch
Linden Oaks Dental
Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter