The opioid crisis is becoming of utmost concern to healthcare providers across the board.

Exparel, patient-focused pain control, non-opioid

The role of the oral surgeon in this crisis is something we take seriously. It is thought oftentimes that patients who are intimidated by narcotics and stay away, receive the medications for legitimate reasons, use them responsibly, but in later years are less afraid to try these drugs recreationally. This can lead to addiction.

We have therefore embraced the use of Exparel — an injectable form of liposomal bupivacaine, to inject directly in to the surgical site. Exparel provides postoperative pain relief that lasts for days.

Pills NOT prescribed, as of February 2024:

We utilize both narcotics when needed, and alternative pain control modalities to minimize potential of substance dependency.