A patient with a toothache calls requesting an opioid. When prescribing ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain relief, there are several things to consider first.
In this week’s episode of Medical History Mysteries, Drs. Tom Viola and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz discuss the exact combination of each medication to prescribe so that the combined mixture safely mitigates pain without causing adverse side effects.
Watch the video at this link.
Previous episodes of Medical History Mysteries:
- Episode 1: That’s a burn! A chat about topical anesthetics
- Episode 2: Step away from the Valentine’s chocolate: Diabetes and oral health
- Episode 3: There’s a wrong way to take a gelcap?!
Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial codirector of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].