Change The Face of Post-surgical RecoveryPost-surgical pain is a common consequence of Oral Surgery and can interfere with recovery, as well as with activities of daily living, for several days after surgery. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) recently released some prescribing recommendations that urge the use of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications as a first line therapy for managing patients acute and post-operative pain. When the amount of discomfort requires the use of Opioids, safe prescription practices should be used.
In lieu of the fact that we as a nation are experiencing an Opioid crisis, we at Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery understand that patients are concerned about the use of Opioids.
We recently undertook the use of Exparel in our practice to improve post-surgical anesthesia (long-term) and to decrease the need and use of post-operative narcotics.
Please inquire with Dr. Allard and his AOMS team if the use of this long-acting local anesthetic is something you would like to consider as part of your overall treatment regimen. For more info on Exparel, please visit their website here