Here we will talk about recommended opioids for dental works with veterinary dental specialist Dr. Brett Beckman.
Veterinary dentistry is a specialty in the veterinary medicine where the veterinarian has undergone a specialty education in the field of dental care for animals. This specialty is oriented to the prevention of oral diseases and diagnosis and treatment of occurring oral diseases and disorders.
Opioids are narcotic drugs that bind to the opioid-receptors in the animal’s body and produce effects of analgesia, anesthesia and pain relief. In veterinary medicine, most commonly used opioids are: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (primarily used post surgery), corticosteroids, α 2 -Agonists (xylazine, medetomidine, dexmedetomidine, detomidine, and romifidine), ketamine, tramadol, gabapentin.
Watch this video to see which opioid drug Dr. Brett Beckman recommends for dental procedures depending on the case and the patient, and if there is underlying disease in question.
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