EXPAREL is a non-narcotic, long-lasting pain reliever to help patients manage any post-surgical pain without the use of opioids. A one-time dose of EXPAREL is administered by your doctor at the surgical site during the procedure, and it starts to take effect before the anesthesia wears off. Its effects last several days, which is the time when post-operative discomfort—and the use of prescription pain medication—peaks. Many doctors now provide EXPAREL for pain management as a safe and effective alternative to opioids.
Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery puts patient comfort and safety first. Learn about the types of anesthesia options available at our practice by visiting our Anesthesia page.
The Opioid Epidemic
Opioids are commonly prescribed after surgery to manage post-operative pain. Even though there are tighter restrictions and regulations surrounding their use, millions of Americans have reported abusing their opioid prescriptions, according to the CDC.
In addition to being highly addictive, opioids carry a spectrum of side effects:
- Nausea and vomiting
Patients who abuse opioids can experience symptoms up to and including death.
Benefits of EXPAREL
Patients who opt for EXPAREL as a part of their oral surgery treatment can feel comfortable during their recovery without the use of opioids.
- EXPAREL is not a narcotic and does not carry a risk of opioid dependence or withdrawal.
- The need for prescription pain medication after surgery may be reduced or eliminated.
- EXPAREL starts to work immediately and continues to provide pain relief over the next few days following surgery.
- EXPAREL is a one-time dose that is safely administered by your doctor during surgery.
Patient safety is top priority at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery. Our oral surgeons want patients to feel comfortable during and after their procedure. Contact our practice to learn more about EXPAREL—the safe, effective, non-narcotic option for pain management.