Natural, Healthy Methods for Pain Management After Dental Implant Surgery and Periodontal Procedures
Your comfort before, during and after your procedure is our priority.
While it isn’t uncommon for patients to be prescribed opioids (narcotics) after dental implant surgery or other periodontal procedures, we want to ensure our patients’ long-term health and wellness.
The Dangers of Opioid Medications
According to the CDC, opioids are responsible for 70% of all drug overdose deaths in the US.
Older adults are especially at risk of opioid abuse or accidental misuse because of slower metabolisms and increased likelihood of use of other prescription medications and drug interactions.
Dentists write 12% of opioid prescriptions; however, there are alternative solutions without narcotics that help patients control pain without the risk of dependency.
Our Narcotic-Free Dental Pain Management Solutions
We partner with StellaLife to provide homeopathic pain management solutions that are safe, have few side effects and use natural ingredients.
These include StellaLife’s VEGA Oral Care Recovery Kit, which can reduce the need for opioids and steroids. It consists of the antimicrobial rinse, pain-relief spray and topical gel. For temporary use, this relieves oral pain and swelling, promotes quicker healing, and reduces or eliminates the need for narcotics. It’s professional strength and fast acting.
Dr. Marie-Claire Tredinick is a pioneer in recommending non-narcotic solutions and many of her colleagues are joining her. In a report of evaluators, 71% said that they would incorporate this naturopathic solution into their practices.
Dr. Tredinick also recommends Ibuprofen over the counter to manage pain and antibiotics only as needed.
Our Naturopathic Gum Health Solutions
Over 50% of adults face gum disease at some point, which also is linked to Alzheimer’s, dementia and diabetes.
We recommend StellaLife Oral Care Rinses to promote healthy gums. These products promote wellness and intelligent healing.
See more about our natural approach to gum disease and health.
“She keeps up with me every 6 months. If she recommends something I go with it because she sees her clients as her own children. The staff is very attentive and always get excellent service. All around A+”
– Vanessa Taylor
Our Commitment to Natural Dental Pain Management
We are committed to doing our part to combat the opioid crisis.
We work to ensure you are comfortable mentally and physically before, during and after your procedure. We explain every procedure in detail and answer your questions. We offer sedation dentistry for those with dental anxiety. In addition, Dr. Tredinick follows up with a phone call to check on you and your progress after the procedure.
Contact the Coastal Periodontics Team
Have questions about natural dental pain management? Talk to the Coastal team. We’re here to keep you safe and comfortable during and after your procedure.
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