Innovative, Long-Lasting Pain Relief Without Opioids
At Knoxville Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer EXPAREL®, an opioid-free pain medication that lasts for 72 hours and can be used to provide relief after wisdom tooth extractions, dental implant surgery and other procedures. Dr. Eisenberg believes that a focus on patient comfort improves the entire surgical experience, from feeling confident before a procedure to managing pain during recovery. To learn more about our use of EXPAREL in Knoxville, read on or schedule a consultation with Dr. Eisenberg today!
How Does EXPAREL Work?
Dr. Eisenberg injects EXPAREL into specific areas of your mouth. After the injections, the medication spreads through the soft tissues, minimizing discomfort with natural lipids and a time-released technique for targeted and lasting pain relief.
Following dental implant placement, tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal, pain and swelling last for about two to three days in most cases. Since EXPAREL relieves pain for 72 hours after surgery, it may be the only analgesic you need during your recovery. In fact, studies have shown the EXPAREL can eliminate or reduce the need for opioid-based drugs among patients.
Benefits of EXPAREL
Offers Targeted, Long-Lasting Relief
EXPAREL relieves pain for 72 hours following oral surgery, meaning you may not need to take any other type of pain reliever during your recovery.
Safe and Effective
EXPAREL is effective and safe for most patients, including those who have had issues with opioid-based drugs in the past. It doesn’t cause side effects like nausea and constipation.
No Risk of Abuse
There is no risk of addiction or abuse with this opioid-free pain reliever. It’s been proven to reduce or eliminate the need for opioid-based drugs among patients.
We’re Committed to Your Health and Safety
In Tennessee, opioids claim over 1,000 lives each year. Every day in our state, at least three people die from an opioid-related overdose, which is more than the number of daily traffic fatalities, putting us in the top 15 of all states for drug overdose deaths. In spite of this, according to the TN Together initiative, every year, more opioid prescriptions are written than there are people living in Tennessee, with more than 1 million prescriptions left over.
This epidemic does not discriminate. It negatively impacts communities across Tennessee and touches individuals and families from all walks of life. More than ever, Dr. Eisenberg and our team believe that providing opioid-free pain medication is imperative and together, we can do better. Because we are committed to protecting our patients’ health before, during and after treatment, we offer EXPAREL after all oral surgery procedures.
Who is a Candidate for EXPAREL: Opioid-Free Pain Relief?
EXPAREL is safe for the majority of patients. There is no risk of abuse or addiction, and even individuals who have experienced issues with opioid-based drugs in the past can benefit from EXPAREL. By choosing EXPAREL instead of an opioid-based pain reliever, you can avoid a number of side effects, including constipation, nausea and vomiting. At your consultation, Dr. Eisenberg will determine if it’s the best option for you.
Safe, Comfortable Care
Not only do we offer advanced oral and cosmetic surgery in Knoxville, we’re also fully licensed to provide all forms of sedation and anesthesia right here in our office. To find out how we can help you achieve your oral health or aesthetic goals as safely and comfortably as possible, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicole Eisenberg today!