How We Are Combating the Opioid Epidemic to Keep Our Patients Safe
The opioid epidemic continues to impact communities across the nation claiming thousands of lives. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly four million Americans misuse prescription opioids every year.
We are taking part in the solution to the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history by decreasing opioid prescriptions for pain management with a long-lasting and effective alternative called Exparel®.
Exparel numbs the surgical area over the course of three days, during the most critical stage of the healing process. For most patients who choose Exparel, we’ve found that there is little to no need for an opioid prescription following their surgery. This means less exposure to addictive pain relievers and the side effects that are commonly associated with them, like nausea and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. It also eliminates the opportunity for illicit use of leftover prescription opioids.
Millions of teens and young adults are often first exposed to opioids after wisdom teeth extractions, and we see the concern parents have about the risk of addiction after this necessary procedure. With Exparel, we can assure that you or your child will receive a comfortable and safe recovery following surgical treatment.
We strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about Exparel, please feel free to give us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.