When combating pain, dentists prescribe acetaminophen (Tylenol) or NSAIDs (like Advil) 89.6% of the time, with narcotics being prescribed 10.4% of the time.
Source: Steele S, Dental Patients: Narcotics Abuse and You, Ontario Dentist, Vol 88, No 2, March 2011, pg 18-21.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)