Exparel – Non-Opioid Pain Management
At Upper East Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are always on the cutting edge of technology and the latest advancements in oral and maxillofacial surgery — including pain management after surgery. We are mindful of patients’ comfort both during and after surgery. Everyone deserves relaxation and freedom from pain; this is why we are proud to offer a new alternative to opioids for managing pain after oral surgery: Exparel.
Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi and everyone at UEOMS is highly aware of the opioid crisis and the detrimental repercussions that opioid addiction has had on people and families. Opioids are simply not an option for some people because of their side effects and the risk of becoming addicted.
Non-Opioid Exparel for Pain Management after Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exparel is a long-acting local anesthetic that has revolutionized pain management after oral and maxillofacial surgeries. Unlike traditional local anesthetics that only last a few hours, Exparel provides extended pain relief for up to 72 hours. This means you can experience significantly reduced discomfort during the critical initial days following your surgery, allowing for a smoother and more comfortable recovery process.
What are the benefits of Exparel?
- Extended Pain Relief: Exparel’s unique formulation offers long-lasting pain relief for up to three days, significantly reducing or eliminating the need for other pain medications and helping you recover comfortably.
- Fewer and minimized side effects: Hate to feel nauseous and dizzy? Who doesn’t? Side effects commonly associated with general anesthesia and opioid pain medications are not an issue with Exparel.
- Targeted Pain Relief: Exparel is administered directly at the surgical site, ensuring you experience targeted pain relief precisely where you need it most.
- Faster recovery: Recovery with Exparel tends to be a smoother and quicker recovery process, allowing you to resume your normal activities sooner.
- Reduced need for opioids: By providing effective and targeted pain relief, Exparel minimizes the reliance on opioids.
How does Exparel work?
Non-opioid Exparel is formulated with bupivacaine, a powerful yet safe medication that helps relieve pain by blocking the nerves that transmit pain signals. During your surgical procedure at Upper East Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Mahjoubi injects the medication into the surgical site, where it slowly releases for up to 3 days. While recovering, you will enjoy an extended period of comfort while your body heals naturally.
Is Exparel right for you?
Dr. Mahjoubi will evaluate your medical history and individual needs to determine if Exparel is a suitable option for your specific surgical procedure. While it is generally safe and well-tolerated, some patients may have contraindications or allergies to its components. Rest assured that we will discuss all potential options for pain management to find the best solution tailored to your requirements.
Contact Us About Your Pain Management Options
Far too many people avoid oral surgery and live in discomfort because they are worried about becoming addicted to opioids. With Exparel, opioids are no longer a barrier to receiving the care you need.
Don’t let pain hinder your recovery! Your journey towards improved oral health and pain-free recovery starts here. Contact our office to ask about non-opioid Exparel or any other concerns you may have about oral surgery recovery.