Long-Lasting Pain Relief
EXPAREL provides pain relief for patients after surgery—without the use of opioids. One dose of EXPAREL administered during surgery starts to work before the anesthesia wears off and provides up to 72 hours of pain relief.
Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery is committed to providing safe and predictable outcomes for their patients. EXPAREL allows patients a comfortable post-operative experience with reduced or eliminated use of a prescribed narcotic. Learn more about the anesthesia options offered at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery by visiting our Anesthesia page.
Opioids: The Risks
Opioid-based medications are commonly prescribed after surgery. However, while these medications are effective in managing post-surgical discomfort, they carry a host of side effects and are highly addictive. It is too common for their use to turn into abuse; in fact, according to the CDC, 11.5 million Americans abused a prescribed opioid in 2016.
Other side effects of opioids include constipation, nausea, vomiting, slowed breathing, confusion, and more. When abused, opioids can lead to more severe symptoms including death.
Benefits of EXPAREL
The doctors at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery are proud to offer EXPAREL, a safe and non-narcotic alternative to manage post-operative discomfort.
EXPAREL has several benefits:
- Non-addictive. No risk of dependence or withdrawal.
- Single dose. One dose administered during surgery starts to take effect before the anesthesia wears off. Effective. Patients who have EXPAREL as a part of their treatment plan may reduce or even eliminate their need for a prescription pain medication after surgery.
- Long-lasting. EXPAREL lasts for up to 72 hours after administration, the time when post-surgical discomfort is often at its peak.
At Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, our patients experience an uncompromising level of care before, during, and after treatment. Contact us to learn more about adding EXPAREL to your treatment plan.