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Oral Surgery Could Lead To Opioid Addiction

Erlinda Vargas of Fresno receives her new implant-supported permanent dentures from Dr. Sam Namdarian during her last appointment to replace her own missing and decaying teeth at Fresno Smile Makeovers in Fresno on Monday, March 4, 2019. Vargas is the first recipient of the Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center's Second Chance program to help people with extensive tooth loss and other oral health issues but who are unable to afford proper treatment. Vargas suffered through domestic abuse in her family as a child and did not receive proper dental care leading to her oral health issues. (Craig Kohlruss/Fresno Bee/TNS)
February 20, 2020

If you’re due for wisdom teeth surgery, don’t be too trusting of the Vicodin prescription your oral surgeon recom- mends for pain. People between the ages of 13 and 30 are nearly three times more...

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