Have a Pain Management Plan
Undergoing surgery can be stressful, and most are fearful of the pain they may potentially experience afterward.
Typically, there are 2 main options for pain medications, each with its potential side effects:
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen) can cause ulcers, kidney issues and thin the blood.
- Opioids or narcotics (such as Norco or Percocet) can cause nausea, vomiting and constipation. It may make you feel drowsy or confused. There is also a potential for addiction and abuse.
We have an answer.
Exparel® is a long-lasting, therapeutic injection at the surgical site that provides long-lasting pain control for up to 72 hours—and eliminates the need for strong and addictive opioid pain medications.
Exparel is a single-dose injection administered during surgery and numbs directly at the surgical site. It provides pain control for the first few days after surgery when you need it most. It is a great option for painful procedures like wisdom teeth removal, full arch dental implants and major bone grafting.
How Exparel Works
Exparel is a liposomal bupivacaine injection that prevents and blocks pain signals of discomfort to your brain. The local anesthetic provides numbing and targeted relief for any aches and soreness you may experience after your procedure.
Click here for a fact sheet pdf that gives even more information on Exparel.
Benefits of Exparel
It eliminates the need for strong opioid medications. Studies show that adolescents exposed to opioid medications at an early age are prone to abusing them later in life.
For more information: https://www.exparel.com/hcp/enhanced-recovery/risk-of-opioid-use
It works by numbing directly at your surgical site, not your whole body, like pain medication.
It is long lasting for the first few days after surgery when pain relief is needed the most.
Prioritizing Patient Safety
At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, patient comfort and safety are our top priorities. We want to eliminate the need for strong opioid pain medications in you or your child.
If you require oral surgery, you can remain confident in the care of Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. For more information, learn more about our other anesthesia options.