The Ongoing Problem of Opioid Abuse

Still an Issue in Our Communities

Friend, did you know that 2016 was perhaps the year that saw a relative high in the opioid abuse epidemic? Around 42,000 people lost their lives that year due to this ongoing problem which over the past couple years afterwards has remained a pertinent issue, especially in dentistry, where opioid-based pain management can be a frequent treatment post dental work. Yet all is not lost: the ADA and several dentists including Dr. Mark Caceres and team are not only concerned but also proactive and here for your health. The education provided by the ADA to dentists about opioid abuse prevention includes training on alternatives to managing dental pain through things like non-narcotics, recognizing signs of abuse, and having ways to get patients at risk for abuse to the appropriate help.

Dr. Mark Caceres

Your Marietta dental family is one such business that cares for its patients long term health and well being in addition to its regular, everyday advice on how to brush or floss. We are committed to addressing the epidemic as it affects our community and our patients and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. To us, you are not just another number but someone who matters. We hope to be a part of the solution when it comes to balancing the need for prescription pain management with the current crisis of opioid abuse. Give us a call today for an appointment or if you would like to learn more about your options.